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The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says over ¢207.5million has been paid to credentialed service providers.

A statement on Thursday, April 9, said public health facilities received ¢106.4 million, representing 51.3 per cent of the payments while Private Service Providers had over GHC57.8 million, which is about 27.9 per cent.

It said the Mission Health Facilities got GHC40.2million, representing 19.4 per cent and quasi-government service providers were paid GHS2.9 million, representing 1.4 per cent of the total payments made so far.

The statement said this year 2020, the NHIA had so far paid out a total of GHC363.9 million to service providers aimed to further reduce outstanding claims to ensure that the public continued to receive quality healthcare across the country.

According to the statement, the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, made available an amount of ¢300 million to the Authority as part of measures to provide liquidity to healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic currently facing the country.

It said as part of efforts to reduce congestion and staff risk of contracting the COVID-19, all NHIS District Offices outside the lockdown areas were operating at a reduced capacity.

The statement further said four Claims Processing Centres throughout the country would only receive manual claims invoices by appointment whereas electronic claims submissions could be made online at any time.

It said NHIS members were also advised to renew their membership promptly by dialing *929# from any mobile network with a mobile wallet to enjoy uninterrupted healthcare services.

 The statement said in accordance with NHI Act 2012, (Act 852) section 33, subsection 2, Mr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health Minister has approved the revised NHIS Medicines List and its implementation started on April 1.

The approved Medicines list will be available on the NHIS website – www.nhis.gov.gh.

SourceGNA

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