BY BUKOLA BARDI
The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS is being repositioned to meet the health needs of enrollees without any bureaucratic bottle neck
To this end, the scheme has been directed to ensure value reorientation, accountability, transparency and acceleration drive.
Ondo state coordinator of NHIS, Dr Adebiyi Adebisi made this known at a one day stakeholders’ forum for healthcare providers, health maintenance organisations and enrolees in Ondo state with the theme “THE NEW NHIS: NEW TREND AND UPDATES ON NHIS REFORM AGENDA”
Dr Adebisi said the forum was part of the rebranding of the NHIS on the directive of its Executive Secretary, Professor Nasir Sambo
Ondo State coordinator of NHIS, Dr Adebisi
Delivering a paper tittled NEW NHIS LANDSCAPE, Dr Raymond Akinkuotu of the Standards and Quality Assurance Department NHIS, Ondo State Office said the scheme was working towards restoring stakeholders confidence, addressing technical operational issues and removing administrative bottlenecks which were hitherto the regular complaints of beneficiaries.
In another paper, Dr Bunmi Oluwasaanu dwelt on how enrolees, HMOs and providers could identify and maintain their rights within the scheme while also reminding them of the administrative procedures needed to get quality service delivery.
Also, Pharmacist Olayinka Omoyeni of Healthcare International HMO delivered a paper on Claims Presentation and Management.
Two of the participants, a health care provider , Dr Funmi Daodu and an enrollee, Mr Gbenga Onitiri said the meeting was a commendable decision by NHIS in view if its benefits to stakeholders.
A service provider, Dr Funmi Daodu
The question and answer segment of the stakeholders meeting drew the attention of the agency to areas it could possibly explore to meet the target of a universal health coverage by 2030.
A cross section of stakeholders at the forum
The stakeholders meeting brought together beneficiaries of NHIS, the enrolees, the health care providers and the health maintenance organisations, HMOs for interaction and to enlighten them on their rights.