Tag Archives: Health insurance

Startups Plan the Health Data Gold Rush

October 2018 the-scientist;Even if you’ve never heard of IQVIA, the company most likely knows some things about you—if only in anonymized form. As Harvard University fellow Adam Tanner documents in his 2017 book Our Bodies, Our Data, IQVIA (formerly IMS Health), along with other companies such as IBM and Lexis-Nexus, regularly …

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KENYA:MP proposes same NHIF rates for all hospitals

August 2018 Business Daily; A proposed amendment to the NHIF Act could see the public health insurer compelled to charge uniform fees for medical procedures and drugs across different hospitals. Soy MP Caleb Kositany has sponsored the National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill seeking to standardise fees that private hospitals …

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KENYA:Employers face additional NHIF burden

April 2018 BusinessDaily; Kenyan employers face additional burden of statutory deductions if Parliament passes a law that will require business owners to match workers’ monthly contributions to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Doubling the Sh1,700 that top contributors make to the NHIF ranks high on the list of targeted outcomes …

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KENYA:Meridian clinics sue NHIF for Sh1.5bn

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is facing a Sh1.5 billion compensation claim over the termination of a controversial medical services contract it signed with a private clinic five years ago. Meridian Medical Centre, a chain of private clinics, has accused NHIF of refusing the pay the money …

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