PhilHealth hikes hemodialysis support

Jerome Aning 06/22/2024

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has increased its financial support for kidney patients’ hemodialysis and ancillary services from P2,600 to P4,000 per session, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday. Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, PhilHealth…

PhilHealth offers benefit package for heat-related illnesses

Dempsey Reyes, Dexter Cabalaza, Marlon Ramos 04/30/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has assured the public that it covers services for inpatient confinement for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat cramps and heat exhaustion. “If members or their dependents…

PhilHealth: Free mammograms, ultrasound for women starting July

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/15/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will offer free mammograms and ultrasound for Filipino women starting July. This was announced by House Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez after meeting with PhilHealth officials, including its president…

Marcos mulls pause on PhilHealth premium rate hike

Dexter Cabalza, Julie Aurelio 02/24/2024

Malacañang clarified on Friday that President Marcos is still reviewing whether to suspend the five-percent increase in premium rates of PhilHealth that started on January 1. According to Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, the President is…

PhilHealth accredits 12 birthing centers in Cebu City

Kim Ablaña 02/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has issued accreditation to 12 barangay birthing centers in Cebu City. With the accreditation, female residents will now have easy access to maternity and birthing services at…

PhilHealth pays P257M to healthcare providers as boost to ‘Konsulta’ program

Dexter Cabalza 02/19/2024

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has disbursed over P257 million as the initial payment to primary care provider networks (PCPNs) to support the nationwide rollout of its outpatient benefits package, known as Konsulta or Konsultasyong Sulit…

PhilHealth members’ contribution rises to 5% in 2024

Luisa Cabato 01/12/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) members will see a premium contribution hike from four to five percent this year. The increase is in line with the Universal Health Care (UHC) law, according to PhilHealth…

Lawmaker calls for PhilHealth transfer to DOF’s watch

Jeanette Andrade 01/12/2024

Senior Citizen party list Rep. Rodolfo Ordanes suggests transferring PhilHealth under the Department of Finance to address the country’s future aging population by 2030. He also proposes expanding SSS, Pag-Ibig Fund, and PhilHealth to cover more informal…

Lawmaker pushes further expansion of PhilHealth coverage

Luisa Cabato 10/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker has urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to increase by 20 percent its benefits coverage. In a statement on Sunday, AGRI party-list Rep. Wilbert Lee cited inflation as one of the…

PhilHealth undergoes major revamp after cyberattack

10/25/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. or PhilHealth will undergo a major reorganization of top positions following the ransomware attack on its website and portal and other controversies, Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa said on Tuesday.…

How to register with PhilHealth

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Completing requirements, such as securing a membership from some agencies, is one of the crucial things that a fresh graduate or soon-to-be employed person should take care of. To a newly hired employee,…

Cebu Daily Newscast: Cebu City shooting leaves woman wounded, homeless man dead

CDN Digital 09/25/2023

Listen to Cebu Daily Newscast and get the latest stories in and around Cebu. Here’s what you need to know on Monday, September 25. Cebu City shooting leaves woman wounded, homeless man dead A woman was wounded…

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