Oklahoma doctors, others raise the alarm about Medicaid managed care rollout 'disaster'

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Medicaid program's recent switch to a managed care model has been a disaster, health care providers, a consumer and a state senator said on Wednesday.

The problem is more serious in rural parts of the state that already face a shortage of providers and specialists, they said.

The April 1 transition to a managed care model called SoonerSelect has resulted in late payments, billing errors and a loss of patients for some, they said.

"The ship is astray, I can tell you that much," Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, said Wednesday during a Capitol press conference. He was joined by p...


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