Earlier this month, the Catastrophic Health Care Cost (CAT) Program Board held its organizational meeting during IAC’s Midwinter Legislative Conference. The following board members were elected as officers:
The CAT Board welcomed several new members this year. Joining the board are:
The CAT Program is a program developed by IAC in 1984. Its purpose was to enable counties to pool their money for catastrophic medical indigent claims above $11,000. Beginning in 1994, the state assumed the financial responsibility for this program by paying for claims in excess of $11,000. Beginning in March 2010, IAC was contracted to perform administrative duties for the CAT Program. The CAT Board meets every 6-8 weeks or as needed to manage cases. Board members terms are for two years.