The state will move its
St. Luke's -- the only
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"The goal of the Mayo Clinic Care Network is to provide UnityPoint Health-Cedar Rapids with a clinically meaningful relationship and the ultimate goal is to keep patients at home, in the
"Mayo has said it will continue to work with the health plans on a case-by-case basis, called single-case agreements, which essentially are a per-patient contract," McCoy said. "This is how many arrangements are currently done with out-of-state providers who aren't enrolled with Iowa Medicaid's current network.
"Private market insurers also use these types of case-by-case agreements when a non-contract provider's services are needed."
Foltz was in
Foltz reiterated on Friday that UnitedHealthcare was ready for the originally scheduled
"We've worked extensively to be prepared to answer questions and to be ready" for
UnitedHealthcare has signed contracts with about 29,000 providers across the state, Foltz said, and it still is striving to improve its network.
"We're working with boarder providers as well," she said, "sometimes going two, three counties in to make sure we have the providers Iowans would be crossing boarders to see."
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