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NHIA chides corrupt public hospitals over fake claims

The National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], has chided some public health service providers in the Northern Region for submitting multiple and in some cases fake claims for reimbursement. This is contrary to the widespread reports that private health service providers operating in the country were the ones solely engaged in such dubious acts. The Northern Regional Manager of the NHIA, ...

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Jail NHIS fund looters, fines too lenient – NHIA CEO

NHIA CEO Dr Samual Annor

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Annor, has called for tougher punishments for persons who steal monies belonging to the Authority. According to him, imprisoning the perpetrators, regardless of the amounts involved will serve as a deterrent to persons who indulge in such acts. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Tuesday Dr. Annor ...

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HISPAG threatens to go back to ‘cash and carry’ system

The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana [HISPAG], has threatened to return to the cash and carry system if arrears owed its members by the National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], are not paid immediately. According to HISPAG, most of its members are owed about 20 months of claims, a situation that threatens their operations. Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations ...

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Don’t use NHIS funds to sponsor football activities – Medical Doctor

The Medical Director of the Trauma Hospital in Winneba, Dr. George Kweku Prah, has described as “unfair and unacceptable’’ the use of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) funds to sponsor football activities when it owes healthcare providers billions of cedis. He said that any move to use NHIS funds for any other purpose other than the Scheme’s core mandate would ...

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Funding NHIS with tobacco, alcohol taxes won’t prevent diseases – UK Lecturer

A public health promotion expert and lecturer at the University of West London in the UK, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has lauded the proposal by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) boss for the scheme to be funded with ‘sin taxes’, but has also raised questions about the application of the funds to medical services. The sin tax, which is ...

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Revive NHIS – Bawumia charges Board   

The Vice President Mahmmud Bawumia has charged the newly constituted Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to resuscitate the scheme. He said the scheme was at a critical stage and needed the full expertise of the Board to improve. “There is so much we want to do within a limited budget. You will be responsible for ...

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Minister urges NHIA to avoid partisanship

The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has asked workers of the National Health Insurance Authority to be committed to the policies of the government devoid of party politics to enhance health service delivery in the country. Speaking to workers of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Ho during their midyear review workshop, the Minister observed that, some workers ...

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We’ve disbursed GHC 60 m to service providers – NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority has confirmed to Citi News that it is currently disbursing some sixty million Ghana cedis to service providers owed since June 2016. The Pharmacy Council Ghana; and the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) have variously threatened to withdraw services to the scheme. They are collectively owed over 1.2billion cedis. Speaking to Citi News, the ...

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NHIS to pay service providers today

The National Health Insurance service providers who are owed by the Authority will begin getting their monies today. This is according to the new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Samuel Annor. Dr. Annor said the authority is paying two months of the arrears it owes service providers. The Authority owes the service providers some GHc1.2 billion covering a 12-month period of ...

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Asantehene expresses confidence in new NHIS Boss

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has expressed confidence in the newly appointed Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Samuel Yaw Annor, to improve the scheme which is in a critical condition. He made this known when Dr. Annor and other functionaries of the NHIA paid a courtesy call on him during the observation of Awukudae ...

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