UnityPoint and Amerigroup reach contract agreement

DES MOINES - Iowans who have Amerigroup as their Medicaid provider won't see a disruption of care when they go to UnityPoint facilities.

UnityPoint Health and Amerigroup announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement to continue a contractual relationship together. UnityPoint, which manages hundreds of clinics around iowa, will continue to be part of the Amerigroup provider network in 2018. UnityPoint Health and Amerigroup will each provide additional communication to identified Amerigroup patients to help make them aware of the update. 

“A resolution to our Medicaid managed care agreement with Amerigroup allows our patients to continue to receive care from their trusted UnityPoint Health providers and facilities,” said Sabra Rosener, vice president, government and external affairs, UnityPoint Health. “UnityPoint Health remains committed to serving Medicaid members and improving the experience, quality and cost of care for Iowans and looks forward to continuing our partnership with Amerigroup.” 

in late December 2017, UnityPoint Health and Amerigroup had agreed to a contract extension while discussions continued past the original termination date. With a new contract in place, both parties will continue to partner to serve Medicaid members in Iowa.

“Amerigroup’s top priority is the health and well-being of our members, and we are committed to providing them with access to a comprehensive network of health care providers,” said Cynthia MacDonald, president of Amerigroup, Iowa. “Our continued partnership with UnityPoint Health demonstrates our efforts to ensure that the members we serve in each of Iowa’s 99 counties have broad access to high quality health care services.”

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