Oklahoma Health Care Authority Budget Submitted

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) has submitted their FY2020 Budget Request to the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprises Service (OMES). This request includes a 12.14% “across the board” provider rate increase which would restore the SoonerCare reimbursement rates to the level of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

The OSMA supports the OHCA recommendation which will be considered during the next legislative session. As you may recall, a three percent (3%) across the board provider rate increase went into effect on October 1, 2018. This was the first increase in such rates since 2009. Your OSMA membership helped make that happen.