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Private Hospitals Resolve To Reject NHIF patients

Private hospital have resolved to deny their services to all national hospital insurance fund patients from Monday 31 January.

As reported by,a representative from the Kenya association of private have Patrick Ogowe, revealed that the insurer has been paying little in claims as compared to public facilities. 

He further added that at times national hospital insurance fund might end up in certain cases of not paying in claims.He further added that they have been compiling a number of complaints from their facilities before releasing an official report. 

Private hospitals have been at loggerheads with the national hospital insurance fund over a number of issues.It is alleged that more than eight hundred private hospitals had sued the insurer over the newly introduced biometric registration.

Private hospitals claimed that they were given a limited time to comply with the new changes,which further affected patients access to the service.

Health cabinet secretary Mutahi Kagwe had directed all private hospitals to reduce their charges and offer services to national hospital insurance patients a proposal that was rejected.

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Kenya Mutahi Kagwe Patrick Ogowe


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