Wednesday 31st August, 2016
Aug. 31, GNA – The Management of Agona East and Agona-West Area branch of the
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has ended a programme to educate the
people on Capitation.
Mr Josiah Doam
Kittoe, local Manager of the NHIA said 10 communities in the operational area
were covered during the first phase.
Agona-Nyakrom, Agona-Kwamang, Upper Bobikuma, Agona – Nsaba, and Agona Swedru
The people who
attended durbars organised by the NHIA, were sensitised on the capitation
system claims payment to be operational in the Central Region.
Mr Kittoe said under
the capitation claims settlement system, clients would be empowered to change
their healthcare facility after six months, if they find the services rendered
to them to be unsatisfactory.
Mr Sakyi Sam, Agona
West Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education, said
the capitation system is to curb delays in claims payment and ensure speedy
settlement of providers claims.
This is because
funds to cater for the healthcare services of NHIS clients would be made
available to the accredited service providers long before they fall sick.
He said that the
system would pose serious customer/ worker relationship challenge to accredited
facilities who might decide to handle their capitation registered clients
“It is therefore
advisable for accredited healthcare providers in the area to cultivate the best
type of working relation spirit that would attract more NHIS clients into their
fold,” Mr Sam said.