Amerigroup Iowa and McFarland Clinic Announce Agreement to Serve Amerigroup Medicaid Members

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amerigroup Iowa, which will serve the Medicaid population through the
State’s IA Health Link program, announced that it has signed an
agreement with McFarland Clinic, central Iowa’s largest physician-owned
multi-specialty clinic. This agreement gives Amerigroup members access
to McFarland Clinic’s doctors, specialists, laboratories and facilities
across central Iowa.

The McFarland Clinic network of health care providers serves residents
in 12 Iowa communities with additional communities served by physician
outreach clinics. More than one million patient visits are made at
McFarland Clinic annually, offered by more than 250 health care
providers and 1,000 staff members in 35 medical specialties.

“Amerigroup Iowa is focused on ensuring our members have access to
primary and specialty care that meets a variety of individualized needs,
and McFarland Clinic providers and facilities will help us achieve that
goal,” said Cynthia MacDonald, plan president of Amerigroup Iowa. “We
are pleased to welcome McFarland Clinic to our family of network
providers, and we look forward to working together to help members
improve their health and lives.”

“McFarland Clinic care providers have been serving central Iowans for 70
years, and we have made a commitment to continue serving Medicaid
beneficiaries through the state’s transition to managed care,” said
Andrew Perry, McFarland Clinic chief executive officer. “Our partnership
with Amerigroup is one example of how we are able to continue to deliver
high quality care in the communities we serve.”

The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) estimates 560,000 Iowans are
eligible for managed care services. As part of Iowa’s new Medicaid
managed care program, Amerigroup will serve members in IA Health Link
and Iowa Health and Wellness Plan. Amerigroup will also serve the
children enrolled in the State’s Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i)
program. Additionally, Amerigroup will provide services for individuals
qualifying for Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) funded substance
abuse services; Long Term Services and Supports for seniors and persons
with disabilities; and individuals with intellectual or developmental


Amerigroup Iowa has been chosen by the state to provide Medicaid
coverage for the new IA Health Link program. Amerigroup services provide
health care coordination and benefits to members enrolled in the
Medicaid, Iowa Health and Wellness Plan, and Healthy and Well Kids in
Iowa (hawk-i) programs. Amerigroup Iowa members are assured care that is
not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and
patient-centered. It provides ongoing community relations and outreach
to encourage members to become active participants in their health care.
For more information about Amerigroup Iowa, please visit our website at


Amerigroup Iowa
Denise Malecki, 813-830-6986