UnityPoint Medicaid patients may need to find new insurer

UnityPoint Health will tell about 54,000 of its Medicaid patients they might need to change their health plan or find a different health care provider at the start of the year.

UnityPoint said in a statement it is unable to reach an agreement with Amerigroup of Iowa, one of the two private companies managing the state’s Medicaid program. UnityPoint maintains negotiations with Amerigroup are ongoing, but if an agreement isn’t reached by the end of the year, UnityPoint won’t be part of Amerigroup’s provider network April 1.

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