Oklahoma awards Medicaid contracts to Aetna, Centene, Humana

Oklahoma awarded three payers its first Medicaid managed care contracts. 

According to a June 8 news release from the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, Aetna Better Health of Oklahoma, Humana Healthy Horizons and Centene subsidiary Oklahoma Complete Health will administer SoonerSelect, a value-based care program for some Oklahoma Medicaid recipients. 

Oklahoma Complete Health will administer a children's specialty Medicaid program. 

The state expects to launch SoonerSelect in April 2024, pending CMS approval. Oklahoma is the 41st state to implement Medicaid managed care programs, according to the news release.

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