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HEALTH FINANCING

HEALTH FINANCING

Health financing is concerned with the mobilization, allocation and management of financial resources for the purpose of financing affordable public health care for the population at large, most notably for the vulnerable and undeserved population through pro-poor strategies. This function of the health system involves revenue collection, pooling of resources and the efficient use of these, not only for direct health expenditure but also for financing all in-direct expenses such as salary and wages of staff and capital investments.

Financing of CHAG was mainly through the GOG (salaries), internally generated funds (IGF) mainly through health insurance claims (NHIS and others) and donor support mostly through project grants. IGF, remained the largest source of income with 58%, a slight increase with 3% compared to 2011. About 80% of IGF was generated through claim payments by NHIA whereas about 20% was generated through direct payments by clients for services rendered. Next to IGF, income from the GOG constituted the 2nd largest source of income with 41%, a slight increase with 3% compared to 2011. Income from other sources (e.g. donors and development partners) was minimal.

Overall, expenditure during 2012 was in line with approved budgets.

 

Budget Line

GOG

IGF

Donor

Personal Emoluments

105,066,783

20,781,194

-

Goods & Services

439,103

110,000,000

2,163,642

Investments

-

20,000,000

400,000

Total

105,505,886

150,781,194

2,563,642

Whereas the majority of CHAG members were financially solvent, some continued to require financial support from their parent churches in the areas of staff salaries and capital expenses. Overall, CHAG hospitals improved their financial and revenue administration and management. Financial solvency for Catholic hospitals was improved by pooled procurement arrangements for drugs and medical equipment.

NHIA claim management and administration improved considerably across the network resulting on average in reduced claim rejection, 2.5 percent compared to 10 and 5 percent in 2010 and 2011 respectively. However, persistent delays in NHIA claim reimbursement remained a serious concern with an average delay of 4-6 months resulting in serious liquidity problems in many CHAG health facilities. In addition, NHIA tariff levels, including the prices for medicines, remained an issue of concern as these were insufficient to cover the actual costs, particularly for specialized services.

CHAG collaborated with the NHIA in Ashanti region in a pilot to contain costs for OPD services based on a new funding modality (Capitation). So far, results are mixed with overall better outcomes for hospitals, whereas clinics and health centers experienced a marked reduction in OPD enrollment and related income. Reporting IGF revenue to Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) and the MOH was introduced and became compulsory however, compliance by CHAG health facilities could be improved.

 

 

 

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