Oklahoma Receives Approval for Hospital Provider Fee

The federal government has approved Oklahoma's hospital provider fee, which will assess a 2.5 percent fee on the net patient revenues of roughly 80 state hospitals, according to a Tulsa World report.

The collected funds would then be matched by a 2-to-1 ratio by the federal government for Medicaid reimbursements, according to the report. In total, the hospital provider fee is expected to raise about $340 million in extra Medicaid reimbursements for hospitals and will directly benefit the 30 critical access hospitals within the state.

Mike Fogarty, CEO of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state Medicaid program, said in the report that most hospitals will recoup more money out of the reimbursements than the assessed fees, and it will also help Oklahoma hospitals that care for a disproportionally high number of Medicaid patients.

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