NHIAS to pay all outstanding arrears by August ending-CEO

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The
National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has said it would pay all
outstanding arrears by August end.

The
Chief Executive Officer of the Authority, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, made the disclosure.

According to her, claims
for 2019 are being processed for payment as well.

She encouraged service
providers to always forward their concerns to NHIA for redress.

Her disclosure is
coming following threats by service providers to sue government over arrears
owed them.

“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.

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