The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has paid a grand total of Ghs290, 890, 982.00 (Two hundred and ninety million, eight hundred and ninety thousand, nine hundred and eighty-two Cedis) to its credentialled service providers in 2021 alone.
The payments were made between 1st January to 27th April in which public healthcare facilities received the most.
Representing 51.18 percent, Ghs 148,888,834.25 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 Quasi public facilities have been paid Ghs3,926,945.77, representing 1.35 percent.
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.
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Source: Ghana Web