Payment of NHIS claims has improved under NPP -Municipal Manager

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Maxwell Mahama, Sunyani Municipal Director of the National Health Insurance Authority NHIA, has disclosed there has been an improvement in the payment of claims under the NPP administration.

He noted however that some health facilities or service providers did not submit their claims early enough and this caused delays in payment.

Addressing a stakeholders meeting in Sunyani on Friday, Mr Mahama said before the current administration the NHIS owed some service providers for about two years and others for 14 months.

The NHIA has been able to pay all the service providers up to February this year, he said, stressing that the scheme is a social intervention program introduced to  provide quality health care to all residents, as well as visitors to the country.

Mr Mahama advised the service providers to conform to the rules of the scheme by quoting the right prices for drugs.

Meanwhile Adams Mengo Umar, Administrator of the Bono Regional Hospital, has expressed concern about the difficulty in obtaining some of the restricted medicines under the NHIS for their clients.

He called for measures to be put in place for the easy purchase of these drugs from other medical stores, apart from the regional stores.

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