NHIA Blues HISPAG to suspend services over outstanding claims

According to HISPAG, the recent investigation into NHIA activities by the BNI has delayed payment of their claims.

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The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG) has threatened to suspend services to patients in the country following the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) failure to pay their outstanding claims.

According to HISPAG, the recent investigation into NHIA activities by the BNI has delayed payment of their claims.

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Executive Director of HISPAG Frank Torblu has told Accra-based Joy FM, the situation is rather unfortunate.

"They are saying that they are not going to pay the providers until they have completed their investigations  and we are saying that should the hospitals, clinics and maternity homes across the country also suspend provision of services to the generality of the people until that investigation is complete?" Frank Torblu asked.

The BNI began investigations into NHIA activities some six months ago at the instance of President John Mahama.

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According to the BNI, some medical facilities have been falsifying documents and submitting bloated claims to the NHIA.

In some cases, officials of such medical facilities colluded with officials of the NHIA to defraud the authority.

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