Guidance is rapidly changing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Please check regularly for the latest information.
Iowa Medicaid Enterprises Director Randol COVID-19 update calls
Fridays at 10:00 am. Dial In: 1-866-685-1580 Code: 129 028 4484
All questions must be sent to IMECOVID19@dhs.state.ia.us prior to the call in order to be addressed.
Long Term Care Ombudsman quarterly and monthly reports
These are the reports on the issues they hear about from Medicaid members each month - found at this link: https://www.iowaaging.gov/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/managed-care-ombudsman-program/managed-care-ombudsman-program-reports.
If you have ANY issues with Medicaid:
Always call your case manager first. We know they are not trained well, have different knowledge bases and different levels of ability to help you but you need to check this off your list. You can always ask for the regional supervisors number and contact them as well.
Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) has directed Medicaid members who were experiencing coverage gaps in care to email them at IMEMember@dhs.state.ia.us They would need the following information - full name, current address with city/state, Medicaid ID and a summary of their needs.
Email or call your local legislators (https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find)
Contact Disability Rights of Iowa
Email or call your federal legislators (https://www.congress.gov/)
File an ADA complaint with Department of Justice - Civil Rights Complaint - violations of the ADA and Olmstead decision. (https://www.ada.gov/complaint/form.php?language=en)
Go the the media (message us - we have contacts)
Grants Available Through Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council
The Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council is offering to fund time-limited projects to assist in filling gaps in services and supports that people with developmental disabilities and families are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Iowa DD Council Covid-19 Relief Fund will fund grants up to $1,000. They are taking applications until July 1, 2020. You can find more information HERE.
Iowa Total Care Coronavirus information https://www.iowatotalcare.com/providers/coronavirus.html
Amerigroup Coronavirus information https://providers.amerigroup.com/IA/Pages/ia.aspx
PDF with COVID-19 specifics (Will try to keep it updated)
The Central Iowa Center for Independent Living has a hotline due to the phenomenal grant writing skills of their ED, Reyma McDeid McCoy.
If you have any questions regarding this then please do not hesitate to contact us via our COVID-19 hotline at 866-44-CICIL. (866-442-4245)
You can also view COVID-19 resources here: https://www.cicil.org/covid-19-resources
The Iowa based Faith in Humanity Mutual Aid Facebook Group (Disability Community focused but all inclusive)