NHIF drops pre-selecting of health facilities


Beneficiaries of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) will now be free to access medical services from any of the designated health care facilities countrywide.

Fund’s CEO Geoffrey Mwangi, in a statement further indicated that patients will also cease to co-pay as was the case previously and will continue enjoying the same benefit package.

Before this new development, members were required to pre-select the health facilities they would like to access outpatient services.

“The Fund is responding to the needs of its beneficiaries and at the same time adapting to the changing market dynamics while promoting the aspiration to universal health care coverage with a view to facilitate access to affordable, sustainable, equitable and quality social health insurance,” read the statement.

The hospital fund has contracted about 9000 healthcare facilities to provide services to an estimated 24 million beneficiaries.

 

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