The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has unveiled that the authority has paid a great all out of Ghs290, 890, 982.00 (Two Hundred and Ninety Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-Two Cedis) to its credentialed specialist co-ops in 2021 alone.
The installments, as per the NHIA, were made between first January to 27th April in which public medical services offices got the most.
“Representing 51.18 percent, Ghs148,888,834.25 was paid to the public healthcare facilities while private facilities received Ghs80,993,592.48, measured at 27.84 percent
“Mission facilities received Ghs57,081,609.49, signifying 19.62 percent while Quasipublic facilities have been paid Ghs3,926,945.77, representing 1.35 percent,” a statement said.
The Chief Executive, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby pledged in an earlier interview that the NHIA valued the partnership it has with healthcare service providers and entreated all healthcare providers to make timely claims submissions to allow for prompt payments.
It will be recalled that in 2020, the Private Health Facilities Association Ghana and the Medical Superintendents Group of Ghana (MSG), among others commended the NHIA for the rapid claims payments.