19th May 2024

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has made payment of GHC207, 539,276.62 to its service providers to reduce the outstanding claims due them.

A statement from the corporate affairs directorate of the Authority revealed that it released the amount on Tuesday April 7 2020, barely a week after Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta announced in Parliament that the government had made available an amount of GHC300 million to the Authority.

The Finance Minister said the amount was released as part of measures to provide liquidity to healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry, to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breakdown

Per the statement, public health facilities received GHC106, 484, 179.54. This represents 51.3 per cent of the payments.  Private Service providers have been paid GHC57, 845,459.99, pegged at 27.9 per cent.

“Mission health facilities (CHAG) have received GhC40, 227, 826.58, representing 19.4% and Quasi-Government service providers have been paid GhC2, 981,810.50, representing 1.4% of the total payments made so far,” the release added.

“For this year, 2020, alone, the NHIA has so far paid out a total of GHC363, 930, 660.51 to service providers and aims to further reduce any outstanding claims to ensure that NHIS members continue to receive quality healthcare across the country,” it added.

In addition, the Authority said, as part of preventive measures against COVID-19, “the four (4) Claims Processing Centres (CPCs) throughout the country will only receive manual claims invoices by appointment whereas electronic claims submissions can be made online at any time.”

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