4 insurers picked to manage Medicaid in Oklahoma

Oklahoma selected four health insurers to manage its Medicaid program, called SoonerSelect.

Beginning Oct. 1, the private insurers will manage Medicaid benefits for the state. The contracts are worth $2.1 billion, according to StateImpact Oklahoma. While state officials say the managed care model will improve the program, the Oklahoma State Medical Association plans to file a motion in opposition of the change.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority named the managed care organizations Jan. 29. They are:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Humana Healthy Horizons
  • Oklahoma Complete Health (Centene subsidiary) 
  • UnitedHealthcare

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