On August 31, 2022, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notice of intent to award Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) contracts to Molina Healthcare of Iowa, Inc. and Amerigroup Iowa Inc. (an Elevance Health subsidiary) for managed care services for Medicaid members in Iowa. The total annual aggregate value for each contract is not yet available. The contracts are slated to begin on July 1, 2023. The contracts will have an initial term of four years, with the option to extend for one additional two-year term. These awards are the result of a new . . .