Health News of Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Source: GNA

MOH to discuss capitation payment of NHIS

The Ministry of Health (MOH) will on Friday hold a stakeholders meeting to discuss the implementation of capitation payment to healthcare service providers under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

A statement from the MOH, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the National Health Insurance Authority has over the last couple of years introduced capitation as an additional NHIS provider payment mechanism in the Ashanti Region.

It said the pilot project had highlighted challenges that it had addressed to ensure successful adoption of the capitation payment method nationwide.

“Various stakeholders have expressed concerns and different positions on the introduction of capitation payment method.

“The variation in the positions expressed by different stakeholders makes it very necessary to precede the scaling up program with stakeholder meeting to address concerns of stakeholders,” it said.

The meeting, therefore, aims to examine the technical sub-committee and monitoring of evaluation reports on implementation of the capitation pilot project in the Ashanti Region.

The statement said the meeting would also discuss and address concerns of all stakeholders and agree on the roadmap for the scaling up of the capitation payment method nationwide.