To make it convenient and secure for patients to register online, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Ghana will soon be fully digitalized.
When this useful innovation is put into practice, it will reduce the volume of traffic at the NHIS district offices, where people routinely go for the same reason.
Dr. Ernest K.P. Kwarko, the chair of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Governing Board, announced this in Accra during a ceremony when the Authority signed agreements with the four new teams joining the regional Premier League.
In order to benefit from the enhanced Benefits Package, which now includes the diagnosis and treatment of four major children malignancies, including acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Burkitt lymphoma, retinoblastoma, and Wilms tumor, he urged all nonmembers of the Scheme to join.
Dr. Ernest K. P. Kwarko, the chairman of the governing board, is optimistic that the collaborations would support the Scheme’s active membership at 80%.
In order to address the ongoing problem of excessive financial demands by some credentialed health care service providers, NHIA Chief Executive Dr. Okoe Boye NHIA reiterated the formation of a fact-finding commission (copayments).
To lessen the impact of out-of-pocket payments (copayments) on access to medical treatments covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the authority established a nine-member committee.
“The Committee’s mandate is to ensure that the NHIA stays focused on its policy to provide financial risk protection against the cost of quality basic health care for all residents in Ghana.”
“The committee would be replicated across the 16 regions of Ghana to empower the NHIA Regional and District management teams to be responsible for healthcare facilities visits, writing reports, and escalating issues of copayment to the higher authority for prompt action.”