OKLAHOMA CITY — The state agency that oversees Medicaid in Oklahoma will delay planned rate cuts for providers and nursing homes for another month.
But Oklahoma Health Care Authority officials warned Wednesday they’re still planning for cuts in January.
The agency says it will delay reimbursement rate cuts of 9 percent for most health providers and 4 percent for nursing facilities that had been set to take effect Dec. 1.
Now, officials say they’re preparing for smaller cuts of 6 percent for most providers and 1 percent for nursing facilities effective Jan. 1.
Even with the cuts, the agency still has a projected budget shortfall of nearly $10 million.
The agency was one of three that lost $215 million in state funding when the state Supreme Court ruled a cigarette tax unconstitutional.