Iowa

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

B-

Iowa

Liver damage restrictions

Iowa does not impose liver damage restrictions.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS and all MCOs require at least three months’ sobriety from alcohol and substance use, documented by a urine screen.

Prescriber restrictions

FFS and all MCOs requires a liver, infectious disease or digestive disease specialist to prescribe or consult.

Recommendations

  • Remove sobriety and prescriber restrictions.
  • Maintain transparency regarding hepatitis C coverage requirements and parity across FFS and MCO programs.

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