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Oklahoma News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 27, 2021 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the implementation dates for all remaining states and territories for the national expansion of the Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive, Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports. This model tests whether prior authorization for repetitive, scheduled non-emergent ambulance transports helps reduce expenditures while maintaining or improving access to and quality of care.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 30, 2021 - Describes workforce issues affecting rural EMS services in Oklahoma and rural America in general. Discusses factors that make staffing difficult, including pay, funding, training, and population decline.
Source: The Oklahoman

Last Updated: 8/27/2021