NHIS To Pay Hospitals 30% More For Medicines
The National Health Insurance Authority has announced a decision to pay hospitals 30% more for medicines and services rendered under the Scheme.
The upward review, according to the Authority is part of government’s efforts to expand the coverage of health services across the country and in line with the National Health Insurance Act.
In a statement, the authority said the increment was done after consultation with NHIA, partner healthcare service providers as well as other critical stakeholders, taking into consideration all economic indices.
“The NHIA Board commissioned a multi-stakeholder team to conduct a costing exercise of health care services that would inform the next services tariff review. The output of the coating exercise was used to determine reviewed tariffs rate”, the statement explained.
Drugs administered under the scheme have also been reviewed, containing over 500 formulations. The Authority says it hopes to minimize out-of-pocket payments charged to NHIS members during healthcare delivery.