PSEMAS contract health care providers urged to register with NAMAF

13 Dec 2017 20:50pm
WINDHOEK, 13 DEC (NAMPA)- Public Service Employees Medical Aid Scheme (PSEMAS) contracted health professional service providers are urged to register with the Namibian Association of Medical Aid Funds (NAMAF) within 21 days as from Wednesday.
Urging the providers in a media statement issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance’s Permanent Secretary, Ericah Shafudah, said the health care providers should register and submit their completed applications to the ministry on time for processing to avoid interruption when the new contract is implemented on 01 April 2018.
Shafudah indicated that the contracts of health care providers were extended to 31 March 2018 to provide an opportunity for those who did not register with NAMAF to do so.
The Ministry of Finance reviewed all health professional’s contracts with the scheme earlier this year after it picked up some loopholes and abuses that were detrimental to PSEMAS and the fiscus.
The loopholes and abuses forced government to pay about N.dollars 180 million to healthcare providers.
The new contracts will allow service providers claiming from different parts of the country on the same NAMAF practice code number to avoid loopholes tantamount to fraud.
It further allows for the provision of a clear list of required documents to be submitted, including an expiry date of the agreement to be terminated at the end of each financial year.