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Governor Kevin Stitt, Secretary Kevin Corbett Announce SHOPP Hospitals to Receive Additional $52 Million Before End of December

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Oklahoma hospitals participating in the state’s Medicaid Supplemental Hospital Offset Payment Program (SHOPP) will receive an additional one-time payment of $52 million. The state will provide $8 million of the total payment which will allow the state to maximize federal funds for the remainder of the payment.

“This additional one-time payment of $52 million, nearly 90% of which will be paid with federal funds, is great news for Oklahoma hospitals and the Oklahomans they serve,” said Governor Stitt. “I am committed to making Oklahoma a Top Ten state in health care access and outcomes and will always support our hospitals and dedicated doctors and nurses who work every single day to keep Oklahomans safe and healthy.”

The primary purpose of SHOPP is to compensate hospitals for the difference between the Medicaid base rate paid and an upper payment limit set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Payment will be made to participating hospitals before the end of December.

“We recognize our hospitals have been uniquely impacted, both operationally and financially, by the pandemic,” said Kevin Corbett, Secretary of Health and Mental Health and CEO of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. “Our hospitals are critical to the stability of our entire health care system and access for our Medicaid members and we are pleased to be able to provide additional financial support.”

Throughout the pandemic and the public health emergency (PHE), the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) has provided continuous coverage protecting all Medicaid members enrolled since March 2020 against loss of coverage. Throughout the PHE, state Medicaid programs have received a 6.2% enhancement of federal funds on most expenditures. In addition, Oklahoma is receiving a 5% enhancement through the end of FY2023 for expanding Medicaid coverage to certain low-income adults ages 19 – 64.

Last Modified on Dec 15, 2022
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