DHS announced the choice is returning to Iowa’s MCO program. Members that selected Amerigroup in November when Amerihealth announced it was leaving Iowa will soon have their choice honored. On 3/1/18 they will be transitioned from the state run system to Amerigroup. New Medicaid participants will be able to choose Amerigroup starting 5/1/18. It remains unclear whether existing United members can choose to transfer to Amerigroup. The Homestead has contracted with all MCO’s including United and Amerigroup. Members are encouraged to examine their options closely as plans differ.