OSMA Provides Comments to OHCA Regarding Medicaid Managed Care

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is currently finalizing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to “seek proposals from qualified managed care organizations (MCOs) designed to improve health outcomes, increase access to care, and increase system accountability in Oklahoma’s Medicaid program (SoonerCare)”. The Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) submitted a letter to OHCA expressing our serious concerns surrounding managed care for Medicaid. As stated in the letter, a managed care approach institutes an access to care crisis for an Oklahoma population that already faces a serious shortage of health care providers while combating a world-wide pandemic.