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Medicaid for Home Care in Iowa

Medicaid Certified Home Care Agency in Iowa

A caregiver agency needs to be HHA (Home Health Agency) certified to claim Medicaid in Iowa. Agencies could get the detailed information regarding the requirements through the Bureau of Licensing and Certification or state’s Department of Human Services

Governing Body: Iowa Department of Human Services


Medicaid in Iowa is also called IA Health Link, and it aims to provide health care coverage to low-income individuals, including seniors, pregnant women, parents, children, and disabled people. As an alternative to Medicaid expansion, Iowa was granted a waiver.

Medicaid Programs:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native Program
  • HCBS Elderly Waiver
  • ‘Care for Kids’ Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment for Children (EPSDT)
  • In-person Coordinated Care through Health Homes
  • Health and Disability Waiver
  • PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly)

Income Requirements:

  • For parents up to 138% of the FPL
  • For children up to 167% of the FPL
  • For pregnant women up to 375% of the FPL
  • For adults up to 138% of the FPL and income from $15,521 to $20,921

Application Process:

To apply online for the available Medicaid programs in Iowa, you can visit the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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