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War Memorial Hospital owed Ghc3.3 million in NHIS claims

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The War Memorial Hospital in Navrongo is owed in excess of Ghc3.3 million by the National Health Insurance Scheme.

This is according to Report of the Auditor-General on the Public Accounts of Ghana – Ministries, Departments and other Agencies for the year ended 31 December 2021.

Despite Regulation 38 of the National Health Insurance Regulations, 2004 (L.I.1809) requiring that, “a claim or payment of health service submitted to the scheme shall be paid within four weeks after receipt of the claims from the health care facility unless there is legal impediment,” the above-mentioned hospital, along with several others in the Upper East Region are owed.

According to the report, the War Memorial Hospital is owed Ghc3,351373.23.

The Auditor-General also stated, “we noted that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) owed 78 Health Institutions a total amount of GH¢51,404,084.38 for services rendered.”

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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