The Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr Sylvester A. Mensah, has in a managment meeting at a management retreat held at Elmina in the Central Region, disclosed that the scheme will this year introduce biometric identity cards.

Th cards will be issued instantly at the point of registration to subscribers. It will also start work on piloting electronic claims (E-claims) processing as well, he said.

Outlining plan of action for the scheme this year, he notified that it will review the capitation policy in the Ashanti Region.

With the issue of the claims, he suggested that three new claim centres be created in addition to Accra in the Northern, Central and Ashanti regions.

A permanent and joint clinical and claims audit team would be established to undertake forensic claims audit across the country all-year round to track isolated cases of connivance between schemes and providers.

A quarterly NHIS policy dialogue forum to be beamed live on television stations would be instituted.

He also assured that the NHIS medicines list/pricing would be reviewed to reflect market realities.

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