Sunday 11th September, 2016
By GNA Reporter
Ho, Sept. 11, GNA –
Mr Anthony Gingong, the Director for Provider Payment of the National Health
Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said more than 30,000 people subscribe to the
scheme daily nationwide.
He said it could,
therefore, not be true that the Scheme had “grounded to a halt as being
speculated in the media”.
Mr Gingong was
speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Ho, at a workshop organised by the
Authority for service providers on Capitation in the Volta Region.
He said though
Capitation was relatively new in the Region, it recorded the highest enrolment
of a 107 per cent and commended the traditional authorities there for their
roles in encouraging people to enroll.
Mr Gingong assured
service providers of prompt payment of claims, saying, “With capitation the
monies are paid into the provider’s account on the first week of the month to
cover for that month’s cost.”
“If your money
delays for more than a week and you are using a reliable bank, then it is no
more Capitation, but it is something else,” he stated.
Mr Gingong said all
outstanding bills would be paid in June next year ahead of the full
implementation of the Capitation.
He described health
insurance capitation as a win-win situation for the people, service providers
and the NHIA.
have the liberty of choosing their health care provider or changing at any time
while the service provider also gets paid promptly,” Mr Gingong explained.