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Oklahoma: Medicaid cuts don't take rural challenges into consideration

June 29, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Steep Medicaid cuts are scheduled to take effect July 1, despite multiple meetings with Medicaid officials, leading HME providers here to feel their concerns have “fallen on deaf ears.”To comply with the 21st Century Cures Act, the Oklahoma Health Care Authorityplans to take the lowest Medicare competitive bidding rates and apply them across the board, resulting in cuts of up to nearly 50% for some product categories, says Katie Roberts, director for Stillwater-based...

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Oklahoma passes bill to exempt HME from sales tax

April 25, 2019HME News Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma State Senate voted this week to pass H.B. 1262, a bill to make home medical equipment tax exempt. Currently, HME is taxed between 9.3% and 10.5%, depending on the county. “It's been a fantastic day for the DME industry and for the citizens of Oklahoma,” said Larry Dalton, president of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association. “This bill will save the citizens money. This is a history-making day that we will not forget.” The bill takes...

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