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NHIS has paid GH¢915 million of claims

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The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has actually paid 915 million cedis insurance claims from January to August 2020 to insurance service providers.
In the order of payments, a total amount of 4,292 company comprising 2,993 public health centers, 1,038 private health facilities, 228 objective health facilities as well as 33 quasi-government health facilities have been paid.

This was contained in a statement by the Corporate Affairs Directorate of the Authority copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
It said the public health facilities received GH Cedis 491,386,957.09 representing 57.3 per cent, while the private service providers were paid GH Cedis 254,873,282.36, 28.7 per cent.
The statement claimed goal health facilities obtained GH cents 151,747,098.00 representing 16.6 percent, while quasi-government service providers got GH cents 17,705,908.36, representing 1.9 percent.
The overall National Health insurance Scheme (NHIS) center breakdown under health care is 353 hospitals, standing for eight percent, 21 polyclinics (absolutely no per cent), 172 pharmacies (4 percent), 143 maternity houses (3 per cent), 68 research laboratories (2 percent), 726 health and wellness centres (17 percent), 51 analysis centres (one percent), 376 facilities (9 percent) and as 30 chemical shops (one percent).
It consisted of; 32 Ultrasound centres (one per cent) and also 2318 CHPS Compounds (54 per cent).
The Authority entreated NHIS Company with queries regarding their insurance claims to submit them to for quick redress.
It also asked that all claims be submitted on time to allow the Authority to supply a quicker payment turn-around time.

Source: Ghana Waves

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