NHIS To Pay Hospitals 30% More for Medicines

The amount paid for services and medications under the program will increase by 30%, according to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

The National Health Insurance Act 852, or Act 2012, is in compliance with the Authority’s decision, which was made after data collection revealed a sharp increase in the cost of drugs provided under the program.

The revised tariffs went into effect on July 1 according to a statement from the NHIA Corporate Affairs Directorate that was authorized by the Chief Executive, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye.

The statement reads; “The government’s efforts to expand the coverage of health services to all residents in Ghana have yielded positive results as there has been an upward review of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) medicine and service tariffs.

In accordance with the National Health Insurance Act 852, (Act 2012), the reviewed tariffs signed
by the NHIA’s Chief Executive, Dr. Okoe-Boye became operational on July 1, 2022.

This latest development was done in consultation with the NHIA credentialled healthcare service
providers and other critical stakeholders in the health sector. Per the mandate of the NHIA, the
reviews are done periodically, following a very rigorous scientific process.”

Read the full statement below:

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