Kenya Healthcare Federation led by the Chairman Dr. Kanyenje Gakombe, CEO Dr. Anastasia Nyalita, and the Board Director lead for Healthcare Financing Committee, Dr. Walter Obita, held a meeting with the National Hospital Insurance Fund – Kenya led by the CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo, NHIF Head of Benefits and Claims Dr. Samson Kuhora, NHIF Legal Services Janet Boit and Grace Kimani, and NHIF Ag. Director of Finance, Francisca Mwanza.
The discussion points included updates on the new NHIF contracting cycle 2022-2024 including the accreditation of new services and facilities and reimbursement rates. Pending claims owed to private healthcare facilities and integration of NHIF and private facility information systems were also delved into.
The key action point of the meeting was a call for feedback on the new NHIF contracts from the various Private Sector stakeholders through the Kenya Healthcare Federation by COB Thursday 7th July 2022 with a follow up meeting to be scheduled within 7 to 14 days of the submissions.
After successful deliberations, Dr. Kamunyo expressed commitment from NHIF on working with the private health sector towards realising Universal Healthcare Coverage.