Research and Markets: Tulsa, OK Market Overview - 2010 - State Medicaid Cuts Threaten To Cut Up To 19 Percent of Provider

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Tulsa, OK Market Overview" report to their offering.

With two new heart hospitals in 2009 and a full-service hospital opening in the growing suburb of Broken Arrow, the Tulsa healthcare market has been in expansion mode. But state Medicaid cuts threaten to cut up to 19 percent of provider reimbursement rates starting July 1, 2010, which would could cause some physicians to stop accepting Medicaid and create access issues. The city, through the direction of the mayor and the OU School of Community Medicine, has brought providers and payers together to collaborate in a regional health information exchange, which recently received $12 million in federal funding. Providers say Oklahoma's 49th ranking in the nation for its residents health status shows why a coordinated healthcare system is needed in Tulsa. Large employers here have opened onsite clinics to try to rein in the cost of health insurance, but few businesses are moving toward consumer-driven health plans.

Questions answered in this report:

  • The two largest acute-care providers in the Tulsa area are Saint Francis Health System and St. John Health System. Which two health systems compete head-on in the inpatient cardiology business? How will state budget shortfalls impact the city's safety-net hospital? What kind of savings has a pilot project for bundled payments brought a local hospital?
  • A significant number of Tulsa physicians are affiliated with large hospital groups. What physician group has converted all of its clinics to the patient-centered medical home model? Are other groups looking to implement this model of care? What are local universities doing to help the states physician shortage? Are retail clinics a factor in the area?
  • The two largest health plans in Tulsa each account for 25 percent of local enrollment. Is Tulsa a strong HMO market? Will Insure Oklahoma continue to be a source of new business for health plans? What insurer lost a public fight with a health system over reimbursement rates?


  • Key market indicators and leading organizations among health systems, physicians and health plans
  • Health systems market share
  • Income, revenue, enrollment and pharmacy spend for leading health plans
  • Demographics


Tulsa, which includes the counties of Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner

Primary Research:

Analysis of HealthLeaders-InterStudy data, Billians HealthDATA, local and state news and industry reports and interviews with local healthcare executives

Key Topics Covered:

  • Market Indicators
  • Leading Organizations
  • Market Stage
  • Management Summary
  • Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Medicaid/Medicare/Uninsured
  • Health Systems & Hospitals
  • Saint Francis Health System
  • St. John Health System
  • Hillcrest HealthCare System
  • Other Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Warren Clinic
  • OU Physicians
  • Utica Park Clinic
  • OMNI Medical Group
  • Additional Physician Organizations
  • Health Plans
  • Health Care Service Corp. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma)
  • CommunityCare
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Medicaid/Medicare/Uninsured
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Uninsured
  • Pharmacy
  • Legislation
  • Employers
  • Business Coalitions
  • Demographics & Statistics

Companies Mentioned:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • CommunityCare
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Warren Clinic
  • OU Physicians
  • Utica Park Clinic
  • OMNI Medical Group
  • Saint Francis Health System
  • St. John Health System
  • Hillcrest HealthCare System
  • Tulsa Metro Chamber

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager,
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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Oklahoma

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals



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