By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators are continuing the push for better access to opioid antagonists, but not everyone is on board. Narcan, and its generic form, naloxone, reverse opioid overdoses. Mental health and substance abuse workers advocate ...Read More »
By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Telemedicine could revolutionize house calls and cut ER visits by one-third. But no one’s willing to pay for it. Some private health care providers said they want to expand telemedicine to homebound patients. ...Read More »
By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Nico Gomez said he wasn’t surprised by the Monday afternoon announcement and he remains frustrated at the situation. The state Medicaid agency announced officials are considering cutting reimbursement rates by up ...
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By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Health care providers have called for state officials to pump the breaks on a new Medicaid partnership. Providers aren’t calling on the governor’s office and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to spike ...Read More »
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State health officials say Oklahoma County is in the midst of the largest syphilis outbreak in recent state history. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2nh1lSE ) reports that 80 residents among the ages of 14 and 47 have been ...Read More »
A report by a state task force recommending changes to Oklahoma’s health-insurance system included this description: “While Oklahoma has experienced a reduced number of uninsured following the implementation of the ACA, it remains high, and the state continues to struggle ...Read More »
By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Things are looking up for some of Oklahoma’s Medicaid-dependent seniors and disabled residents. The Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget voted to grant the supplemental funding needed to keep their services from disappearing. Last ...
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By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – If the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s appropriations are cut by 15 percent, medical providers said they will have no choice but to cut more infant delivery services, close more rural hospitals and ...Read More »