Health

NHIS pays ¢915 million in claims

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has paid GH¢915 million claims from January to August 2020 to service providers.

In the order of payments, a total of 4,292 service providers comprising 2,993 public health facilities, 1,038 private health facilities, 228 mission health facilities and 33 quasi-government health facilities have been paid.

This was in a statement signed by the Corporate Affairs Directorate of the Authority and copied to GNA in Accra.

It said the public health facilities received GH¢491,386,957.09 representing 57.3 percent, while the private service providers were paid GH¢254,873,282.36, representing 28.7 percent.

The statement said mission health facilities received GH¢151,747,098.00 representing 16.6 per cent, while quasi-government service providers got GH¢17,705,908.36, representing 1.9 per cent.

The total National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) facility breakdown under primary care is 353 hospitals, representing 8 percent, 21 polyclinics (zero percent), 172 pharmacies (four percent), 143 maternity homes (3 percent), 68 laboratories (2 percent), 726 health centres (17 percent), 51 diagnostic centres (1 percent), 376 clinics (9 percent) and 30 chemical shops (1 percent).

It included; 32 Ultrasound centres (1 per cent) and 2318 CHPS Compounds (54 per cent).

The Authority entreated NHIS Service Providers with inquiries regarding their claims to submit them to claimspayment@nhia.gov.GH for swift redress.

It also requested that all claims be submitted on time to enable the Authority to provide a quicker payment turnaround time.