Chief Executive Officer for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby says the authority has commenced payment of all arrears of claims of healthcare providers for the year 2018.
According to the NHIA, it expects to complete the payment by the end of August this year.
Earlier, the Responsive Healthcare Service Providers Association of Ghana and the Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana gave the government a two-week ultimatum to settle claims due them.
Speaking on Accra based Citi FM, the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby said claims for 2019 are being processed for payment as well.
The CEO also urged health care providers to dialogue with her outfit on their concerns.
“We have been in talks with the Ministry of Finance and we have reconciled everything from the inception of the scheme to date looking at the levy. We have all agreed on what areas need to be paid that have accumulated over the years. So that is being made available to us now and going forward, we are getting the monthly payment from the levy so we shouldn’t get into this situation again. It has happened over the years and it shouldn’t happen again. As we speak, we are paying claims of those who visited hospitals in 2018. We expect to pay everything within this month of August,” she indicated.