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KENYA:NHIF to adopt smartcard tech in war on fraud

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to adopt the use of fingerprints to identify its more than six million members in the battle against fraudsters. Chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said Thursday the fund would from next week start biometric registration to capture details of NHIF …

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KENYA: Half of Kenya’s medical insurers post 2016 losses

September 2017 Businessdaily; More than half of Kenya’s 32 medical insurance firms recorded losses totalling Sh621.64 million last year due to the high cost of healthcare and undercutting of premiums by some insurers, data by the industry regulator showed. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) said 20 out of 32 medical …

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KENYA:AAR Kenya to build Sh2.5 billion hospital

July 2017 BusinessDaily; A regional healthcare provider is set to open its first hospital wing in the country before the end on the year to meet the ever rising healthcare demands from the public. AAR Health Care Kenya, which has presence in three East African countries, namely Kenya, Uganda and …

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KENYA:AoN blacklists health centres over fraud

July 2017 BusinessDaily; An insurance broker has suspended and terminated 15 health providers’ contracts to teachers and police officers citing fraud. Eight facilities serving tutors have been terminated, four suspended, while three for the security agents have been cancelled. In its scheme report released this month, AoN Insurance says it has …

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KENYA:NHIF settles Sh200 million bill for heart surgeries

June 2017 Dailynation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has spent Sh200 million on heart surgeries since October, highlighting the growing cases of lifestyle diseases among Kenyans. The State-owned health insurer set aside half a billion shillings for cardiac surgery with members of the fund enjoying a benefit of up to …

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