Tag Archives: Medical costs

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: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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KENYA: Kidney crisis emerges as dialysis tops NHIF claims

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis is the single largest claims, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. Official records indicate that the State-owned insurer paid hospitals Sh839.9 million in the six months to December, up from Sh139.8 million in a similar …

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KENYA: State insurer pays out Sh1bn for C-section deliveries

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver …

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KENYA:Medical insurers cry foul over huge hospital bills

April 2017 Standardnewspaper; Insurance providers in the medical field have raised alarm over huge losses they incur due to rising cost of claims by health providers. They say high medical bills are eating into their underwriting profits. According to figures from Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the sub-sector has for the fourth time …

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KENYA: NHIF pays Sh495m for cancer care

April 2017 DailyNation; The introduction of cancer treatment in government-backed outpatient cover has seen patients access chemotherapy at a cost of Sh495.4 million paid for by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). NHIF data shows that cancer patients made 7,451 claims for the chemo sessions in the first half of the …

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