President, Nigerian Dental Association, Dr Tope Adeyemi; Director General, NHIA, Dr Kelechi Ohiri; President of ANPMP, Dr Kayode Adesola, and Dr Francis Ukwuije SOURCE: NHIA

NHIA and Stakeholders Reach Agreement on New Pricing Structure for Healthcare Services

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and stakeholders in the healthcare industry have agreed on a new pricing structure for medicines and services. The agreement, reached at a stakeholders’ engagement in Abuja, includes a 60% increase in capitation and a 40% upward review in Fee-For-Service payments to healthcare providers.

The new tariffs, which take effect immediately, apply to current services offered under the NHIA. The agreement also acknowledges the ongoing actuarial studies commissioned by the authority, with the report expected in September.

The meeting, attended by representatives from various healthcare organizations, endorsed a six-point communique that includes resolutions to prioritize access to affordable and quality healthcare, maintain transparency and synergy through quarterly meetings, and collaborate to achieve universal health coverage.

Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, Director General of NHIA, emphasized the importance of stakeholders’ cooperation and appreciation, assuring a close and cordial relationship with all relevant stakeholders to achieve the goal of universal health coverage.