Filipinos shoulder up to 44.7% of medical costs even with PhilHealth

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 10/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos still shoulder out-of-pocket expenditures ranging from 34 to 44.7 percent, according to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Out-of-pocket expenditures are expenses paid by an individual not covered by the health insurance, in this case,…

Filipinos shoulder up to 44.7% of medical costs even with PhilHealth

Zacarian Sarao 10/06/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos still shoulder out-of-pocket expenditures ranging from 34 to 44.7 percent, according to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Out-of-pocket expenditures are expenses paid by an individual not covered by the health insurance, in…

PhilHealth lauded for extension of dialysis coverage

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 09/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Board lauded the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for allowing its members listed in its Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 5 (CKD 5) database to avail themselves until the end of…

PhilHealth denies report it is struggling financially

Futch Anthony Inso 09/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has assured its members that their fund remains strong, contrary to a newspaper report. Members of the state-run insurer will also continue to enjoy their health coverage.…

PhilHealth will still last only until 2027 even if Pagcor, PCSO give funding – exec

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 09/13/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Even with funding from the two government agencies, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s (PhilHealth) actuarial life wouldn’t extend beyond 2027. PhilHealth officer-in-charge Eli Dino Santos issued the warning on Monday before the House committee…

PhilHealth extends dialysis coverage from 90 to 144 sessions this year

Doris C. Bongcac 08/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is increasing its coverage for outpatients undergoing hemodialysis from 90 to a maximum of 144 sessions this year. Under Circular 2022-0017 that was published on August 3 and…

From 90, PhilHealth expands dialysis sessions to 144 for rest of 2022

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has expanded its coverage of hemodialysis sessions from 90 to 144  for the remaining months of 2022. “The PhilHealth Board of Directors has recently approved the coverage of…

Senate bill filed to suspend PhilHealth contribution hike

Daphne Galvez 07/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill seeking to allow to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.  to suspend the increase in contributions to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Poe said the suspension of…

PhilHealth intensifies PhilHealth Konsulta accreditation in Region 7

Futch Anthony Inso 07/06/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has intensified its campaign of accrediting facilities in Central Visayas for the “Konsultasyong Sulit at Tama” also known as PhilHealth Konsulta. To ensure that the comprehensive primary…

300 Mandaue healthcare workers may receive One COVID-19 allowance

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- About 300 medical and non-medical workers in Mandaue City may soon receive the One COVID-19 allowance (OCA). Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, assistant city health officer, said they have already submitted the list with the…

PhilHealth urged to suspend members’ contribution hike amid economic woes

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 06/02/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) should defer its scheduled members’ contribution increase this month amid the country’s ongoing economic woes, returning Senator JV Ejercito said Thursday. He said any increase in the contributions…

More funds for PhilHealth coverage of students pushed

Melvin Gascon 05/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The government must provide additional funding for the insurance coverage of students under the state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in the face of an imminent return to in-person classes, party-list group Kabataan said…

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