OSMA Submits Letter Supporting OHCA FY2020 Budget

The OSMA has spearheaded a medical organization coalition effort to provide Governor-Elect Kevin Stitt a letter supporting the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) FY2020 Budget Request. The OHCA Budget request, to be considered during the next legislative session, includes a 12.14% “across the board” provider rate increase which would restore the SoonerCare reimbursement rates to equal Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The letter also references a recent 2018 AMA Study confirming the positive economic impact physicians have upon the state and local economy. The following list references the organizations signing onto the support letter:

  • Oklahoma State Medical Association
  • Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians
  • Oklahoma College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Oklahoma State Radiological Society
  • Oklahoma Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Psychiatric Physicians Association