Fifteen (15) students from Nigeria’s Redbridge School of Healthcare Management visited the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), head office to enhance their understanding of global healthcare management practices.
The visit also sought to provide in-depth knowledge of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) operations, achievements, and challenges recorded so far.
The NHIA’s Director, in charge of Innovation and Projects, Mr. Raphael Segkpeb, who chaired the event gave an overview of the Scheme since its inception.
He encouraged the students to embark on more future collaborations and longer study visits to have a detailed understanding of the Scheme’s operations.
The Ag. Director, Strategic Health Purchasing, Dr. Ruby Aileen Mensah Annan (Mrs.), discussed the roles, and legal mandate of the NHIA, emphasizing on its mission to ensure access to financial risk protection against the cost of quality healthcare for all residents in Ghana.
Ag, Director, Membership and Regional Operations (MRO), Mr. Oti Frempong, and Ag. Director, Claims Processing Centre (CPC) Accra, Dr. Abigail Nyarko Codjoe Derkyi-Kwarteng, responded to questions pertaining to Claims management, illegal payments, funding, membership enrolment, and credentialing.
President and Group Chief Executive of the Redbridge School of Healthcare Management, Dr. Henri Onyemachi thanked the NHIA management for the warm reception and the practical orientation conveyed to the students.
“The study has been an eye-opening experience filled with newfound knowledge of the strategic purchasing of healthcare services. It is an opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice.”
“There’s no doubt that Ghana’s NHIS is far advanced in Africa as far as innovations, capacity, and administrative guidelines are concerned. There is a lot of expertise in NHIA.”
Source: Lydia Kyeremaa Owusu