Anambra State Health Insurance Agency taps into NHIS experience | 9/20/2023

A seven-member (7) delegation from the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA) on Monday, September 18, 2023, paid a two-day working visit to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), head office.

The NHIA’s Director, in charge of Innovations and Special Projects, Mr. Raphael Segkpeb, who chaired the engagement said management would continue to share the NHIS accomplishments with sister nations in the Sub-Region.

The delegation led by the ASHIA Chief Executive, Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi valued a presentation on the overview of the NHIS, by the Ag. Director, Strategic Health Purchasing Directorate, Dr. Ruby Aileen Mensah Annan (Mrs.).

The presentation demonstrated that the NHIS was determined to attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030, as 55 percent of Ghana's population was recorded as the Scheme’s active members.    

The delegation exchanged ideas on health-related issues and learned at firsthand the operations and challenges associated with the sustainability of the NHIS.  

Director Quality Assurance, Mr. Ismail Osei, Ag, Director, Membership and Regional Operations (MRO), Mr. Oti Frempong, Director Financial Accounting, Dr, Gustav Cruickshank, Ag. Director, Claims Processing Centre (CPC) Accra, Abigail Nyarko Codjoe Derkyi-Kwarteng, Ag. Director,  Corporate Affairs, Mr. Oswald Essuah-Mensah,  Ag. Director, Actuarial Directorate, Mr. Magnus Owusu-Agyemang, Deputy Director MIS, Vitus G. Kaleo-Bioh, Deputy Director Data Analytics, Dr. Yaw Opoku Boateng, and Deputy Director MRO, Sebastian  Alagpulinsa addressed questions pertaining to Claims management, illegal payments, funding, membership enrolment, communication strategy,  credentialling, and adaptable lessons.  

The ASHIA Chief Executive, Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi said the visit was meant to contextualize and adopt the NHIS innovations to make ASHIA the best model in Nigeria.

“Having heard that  your Authority has been able to register over 50 percent of your population onto the NHIS we thought it wise to come and learn from you.”

The team visited the Claims Processing Center (CPC) in Accra and on the second day went to the NHIS Ayawaso District office.

Source: Lydia Kyeremaa Owusu