Oklahoma’s Medicaid reimbursement rates to increase 5%

The Associated Press - August 24, 2019 8:35 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Health care providers who offer services to SoonerCare patients in Oklahoma are expected to see a 5% rate increase that will raise the state’s Medicaid reimbursement rate to its highest level in more than five years.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority said Friday that the new rate will be effective October 1st, contingent upon its approval by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The rate increase is required under a bill passed by the state Legislature earlier this year. The agency projects that the increase will require a state budget of about $21.3 million this fiscal year and about $28.3 million next year when fully implemented.
Certain services are excluded from the reimbursement rate increase, including durable medical equipment, non-emergency transportation, and services financed through appropriations to other state agencies.

 

Latest Stories

Pine Wilt Tree Disease Found in Ponca City

Pine Wilt Disease in Ponca City  The City of Ponca City Parks and Recreation Department manages...

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update – 2 July 2020

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 14,539 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in...

Ripley Man Sentenced to 10+ Years for Weapons Possession

PAYNE COUNTY MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 10 YEARS FOR POSSESSION OF MULTIPLE FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION OKLAHOMA CITY...