Stitt, state officials introduce new health care model for Oklahomans

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Gov. Kevin Stitt held a news conference Thursday morning focused on a new health care model for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

The news conference comes after lawmakers passed State Bills 1337 and 1396. SB 1337 transforms the state’s Medicaid program and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s health care model.

Officials said the model will prioritize access and quality health outcomes for SoonerCare members. It also will create opportunities for Oklahoma doctors to partner with the Health Care Authority as contracted entities.

SB 1396 adds an opportunity to invest in the Oklahoma Health Care Authority by bringing in federal funding in the form of supplemental payments to providers.