The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a Kenya government state corporation with a mandate to provide health insurance to Kenyans. The core business and mandate for NHIF is to provide accessible, affordable, sustainable and quality health insurance for all Kenyan citizens, this organization is now on spotlight after Kenyan private hospitals disclosed sad news to Kenyans.
All National Health Insuarance Fund (NHIF) patients are set for a big dissapointment as they will be denied services by private hospitals starting from Monday, January 27. This is after the Kenya Association of Private Hospitals (KAPH) released a statement claiming that they received alot of complaints from their health facilities regarding the poor payment of the insurers.
The national health insurance funds is an insurance company that is meant to cater for patients hospital bills for both the inpatient and outpatients. The hospitals have now decided that the insurance users will not be accepted to use the cards since the company has been failing to pay the bills on time causing many patients to dig deeper into their pockets.
Looming crisis awaits the Health department as Private Hospitals threaten to reject NHIF patients from next week. According to Citizen TV report, KAPH Secretary General Timothy Olweny issued the red alert on Friday after confirming that the agreement between them and NHIF had expired and no renewal process had been initiated.
Private hospitals now say they will bar all patients depending on the National Health Insurance Fund cover from accessing services beginning February this year. This is according to the Kenya Association of Private Hospitals which said an agreement reached between them and NHIF has come to an end and no renewal talks have been initiated.