GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO AUDIT THE OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY
Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 6, 2019) – Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that he has submitted a request to the Oklahoma Auditor and Inspector’s Office for an audit of Medicaid enrollment in the state of Oklahoma for the period July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018.
“It is important that we ensure our resources are supporting those in our state that need it the most,” said Stitt. “States across the nation have already completed Medicaid audits and found significant savings because of it. I believe this audit will allow us to continue to be transparent and efficient with taxpayer dollars while also ensuring we are providing a safety net for the most vulnerable in Oklahoma.”
Gov. Stitt has asked that the scope of the audit include the following:
- Determine whether OHCA is meeting mandatory requirements for determining eligibility and re-eligibility or re-certification of Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries
- Determine whether individuals enrolled in the Medicaid or CHIP programs meet state and federal eligibility requirements
- Determine whether OHCA is timely processing and removing from the Oklahoma Medicaid and CHIP rolls persons who no longer meet eligibility requirements.
A copy of the letter is available by clicking here.