MONITORING AND SUPPORT
HMCAN organises ‘all-expense paid’ Nationwide Providers Forum which holds in all the states of the Federation including Abuja.
IMPROVED MANAGED CARE
Positively contributing to the understanding and practice of managed care amongst the stakeholders.
The National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, said on Thursday that it has expelled 23,000 fake enrolees from the scheme in the past three months.Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the scheme, revealed this at a forum organised by the Nigeria Health Watch in Abuja. Mr. Yusuf noted that those numbers…Read More
A clash of interest has been brewing between the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the parent body of Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) in Nigeria, Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN).A seeming fraud has allegedly been exposed in the Health Management Organisations (HMOs) by members of the House…Read More
The audit firm, KPMG, is to probe the finances of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in hopes of increasing donor confidence as Nigeria seeks donor support to fund immunisation.It came as the agency met in Abuja with donors and development partners—the World Bank, World Health Organisation, Rotary,…Read More
With statistics showing a slack in the number of workers in the health workforce, the Lagos State government has concluded plans to adopt its Human Resources for Health (HRH) policy in order to identify, highlight, strengthen and proffer solution as way forward.This was stated at the final pre-validation of a…Read More
Welcome to our website
The Health & Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN) was inaugurated in March 1998. HMCAN is the umbrella body of Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs licensed operators of the National Health Insurance Scheme. Since inception, no less than distinguished professionals like Professor A.B Odutola and Dr.Ebun Sonaiya have served the association at various times as Chairmen.
Currently, the Chairman of the Association is Dr.Kolawole Owoka. The association which started with eight member - HMOs has risen to twenty seven as at September 2010, with various stages involved in joining the Association.
As a result of the emerging relevance of the Association, HMCAN was represented at the public hearing on the NHIS by the House of Representatives’ Committee on Health on February 24, 2000. Our members also served in various committees that led to the launching of the National Health Insurance Scheme in 2005 by His Excellency, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.
Our central goal is to come together as a unit and drive health insurance in Nigeria to greater height. HMCAN is therefore poised to restoring moral codes and standards in the industry.
Our members have promoted and continue to promote the managed care concept of healthcare financing as the most viable means of funding a sustainable healthcare delivery system. Our members are also actively involved in the development of the private healthcare market.
Thus, HMCAN has continued assiduously to promote health insurance in Nigeria.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
At HMCAN, our goal is to encourage every accredited HMO in Nigeria to become a member of the association in order to realise our collective vision which is the “provision of quality and affordable healthcare delivery for all Nigerians and foreigners residing in Nigeria”.
- To act as consultative interface and clearing house for purposes of review and coordination as necessary to all initiatives on health insurance and managed health care from the private sector for presentation to government.
- To protect, promote and advance the common interest of members transacting health insurance and health management business in all its ramification in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
- To take all such lawful measures as necessary to defend and advance the interest of members in all matters concerning actions or proposed actions on health insurance and managed health care by any government or other lawful authorities.
- To formulate and maintain standards and codes of conduct for self-regulation of members and encourage the attainment of appropriate professional and ethical practice in members.
- To also act as forum for arbitration on or for settling disputes or questions between members of the Association or members and other parties.
- To educate members and the general public by sponsoring research, publications, public communication programmes and initiatives, conferences, seminars and training programmes geared towards better understanding and acceptance of health insurance and managed health care.
- It engages in all such lawful activities either along or in collaboration with other institutions, bodies or individuals for the propagation of health insurance and managed health care in Nigeria.