The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has announced that its members will no longer be required to choose an outpatient facility to access healthcare services as it was required before.
The insurance fund through its Chief Executive Geoffrey Mwangi noted that it was responding to the beneficiaries’needs as well as adapting to the changing market dynamics. The new requirement means that NHIF beneficiaries will be able to access outpatient services anywhere from over 2,000 facilities accredited by the fund.
The initiative which begins this month comes as relieve to most members who had an issue with the previous arrangement where one could only access services from the health facilities they chose.
Mr. Mwangi also encouraged all facilities yet to sign a contract with NHIF to do so adding that after signing they will be accredited by the insurance fund and will be able to claim reimbursements for services provided.