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KENYA:NHIF pays Sh5.9bn medical bills in four months

October 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) paid Sh5.9 billion in members’ medical bills in the four months to October, more than half of it going into surgeries, the agency said. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis and diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans …

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KENYA: NHIF to cover fertility services for civil servants

October 2017 Dailynation; For the first time, the national health insurer will cover fertility services for civil servants starting this month. From a comprehensive medical cover for police and prison officers submitted by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), the officers and their dependants will benefit from In Vitro Fertilisation …

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KENYA:Details of prisons officers Sh4 billion health plan

October 2017 Thestandard; More than 122,000 police officers, their spouses and children will from today enjoy Sh4.5 billion comprehensive medical cover under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Up to five children and one spouse of the employees of National Police Service and Kenya Prison Service will be covered under the …

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KENYA:Main services to require NHIF nod in fraud curb bid

September 2017 BusinessDaily; Hospitals will now have to send a pre-authorisation request for specialised services to the national health insurer through an online platform rolled out to curb fraud, before conducting any procedure on a patient. National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) chief executive officer Geoffrey Mwangi said this will help the …

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KENYA:NHIF halts payments, accuses centres of theft

September 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has stopped settling diagnostic test bills from hundreds of private service providers it accuses of making fraudulent claims. NHIF said the decision was informed by the realization that the facilities have been making claims for services not rendered, thereby raising the level …

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KENYA: NHIF cracks down on rogue clinics

August 2017 Businessdaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has begun a crackdown on hospitals making fake claims. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said on Monday that hospitals were taking advantage of the insurer’s quick settlement of claims to make money fraudulently. “Many claims have been rejected. Some hospitals are …

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KENYA: NHIF signs heart treatment deal with private hospitals

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Kenyans with heart ailments can now get specialised treatment in 11 major hospitals with help from the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The treatments, including basic heart procedures like unblocking clogged blood vessels for proper blood flow (angioplasty), surgery for pacemakers and valves as well as diagnostic …

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KENYA:Number of NHIF members hits 6.5m

June 2017 Dailynation; Principal contributors to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) have hit 6.5 million mark on the back of the campaign that recruited new members from the informal sector. The scheme, which is open to any Kenyan over the age of 18 years with a monthly income of …

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