The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the primary entity in the state of Oklahoma charged with controlling costs of state-purchased health care. The agency must balance this fiscal responsibility with two, equally important goals:
- Assuring that state-purchased health care meets acceptable standards of care;
- Ensuring that citizens of Oklahoma who rely on state-purchased health care are served in a progressive and positive system.
Our Mission Statement
To purchase state and federally funded health care in the most efficient and comprehensive manner possible and to study and recommend strategies for optimizing the accessibility and quality of health care.
Our vision is for Oklahomans to enjoy optimal health status through having access to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay.
Our Values and Behaviors
- OHCA staff will operate as members of the same team, with a common mission, and each with a unique contribution to make our success.
- OHCA will be open to new ways of working together.
- OHCA will use qualitative and quantitative data to guide and evaluate our actions and improve our performance in a purposeful way over time.
The Strategic Plan reports priorities identified by the OHCA’s board. This part of the report includes a comprehensive discussion of the current operating environment and any projected issues that may affect the SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) program such as, federal regulations, the uninsured, political climate and economic indicators. Updates of ongoing action plans are also presented. The Strategic Plan provides a road map for the agency’s forward motion.
The Service Efforts and Accomplishments (SEA) Performance Report is included with the Strategic Plan. It is constructed to report outcomes of OHCA’s efforts to achieve its mission, goals and objectives. Part of this process is defining standard performance measures indicating both quality and quantity; this has the benefit of also providing management expectations. The SEA report allows management to compare past, current and targeted performance measures to identify successes, challenges and opportunities. The report identifies how each measure is related to the agency’s goals and objectives, as well as relevant factors affecting outcomes.
The agency core function summary is a high-level, extremely simplified overview of each OHCA unit duties, responsibilities and contact information. The core function summary does not necessarily reflect all of the required or performed functions of each unit.
The core function summary also includes a count of currently filled full time positions (FTE). FTE counts per unit and filled FTE per division figures do not include vacant positions. The information is valid as of July 2009 and is subject to change.