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Top Nairobi private hospitals missing in NHIF list

Top private hospitals are missing from the list of providers that the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) published Monday for its outpatient services, a pointer that they have failed to strike a deal with the public health insurer.

The NHIF published a list of more than 1,128, private and faith-based health service providers in a section of the press designating them as the “accredited facilities that have the capacity to serve beneficiaries on the enhanced cover.”

The list does not include the country’s top hospitals like Nairobi, Aga Khan, Mater, MP Shah and Gertrude’s.

The fund had hoped to entice its members, whose monthly contribution were increased from Sh320 up to Sh1,700, with the promise of enhanced benefits in premium facilities.

The NHIF appears to have yielded to pressure from the top hospitals who accused the public health insurer of including them in a list of service providers in May 19, before concluding negotiations.

The May 19 list had more than 1,500 hospitals.

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SOURCE: Business Daily