PhilHealth has 5 years to live, exec claims

Catherine Gonzales 09/04/2021

The state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) may only last five years, or until 2027, if the Filipino taxpayer will not pay for life-saving subsidies and an increase in premium contributions despite the repeated findings of corruption…

PhilHealth to unveil benefit packages for mild, moderate COVID-19 patients on home isolation

Daphne Galvez 08/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is set to roll out benefit packages for COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms isolating at home or other care facilities, an official of the Department of…

Rama asks Philhealth to pay hospitals  

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama is appealing to the state health insurance Philhealth to pay their dues to hospitals, especially private hospitals here.  This after the mayor met with the hospitals in the city…

PhilHealth suspends AHC accreditation for 3 months

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/31/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu –  The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has ordered the suspension of accreditation of a private hospital located along Tres de Abrial Street in Cebu City for three months for “misinterpretation by furnishing false or…

PhilHealth offers COVID-19 vaccine injury, death compensation to qualified members

Doris C. Bongcac 07/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Individuals who will experience “serious adverse effects” as a result of their inoculation can already avail of assistance from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0007 published on June 18,…

PhilHealth expands dialysis coverage to 144 sessions

Patricia Denise Chiu 07/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Dialysis patients will now have more dialysis sessions after Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) expanded the coverage from only 90 sessions to 144 sessions. In a recent circular dated Feb. 17 but released recently,…

Adventist Hospital – Cebu: We complied with PhilHealth guidelines

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines  –  Officials of the Adventist Hospital-Cebu (AHC) said they complied with guidelines set by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) when they filed for claims for the treatment of a patient who later on…

NBI-7 files charges against PhilHealth-7, hospital officials for upcasing

Mae Fhel Gom-os 07/02/2021

(Updated, 12 noon, July 2) CEBU CITY, Philippines – Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) and a private hospital are facing charges before the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas for upcasing the…

PhilHealth revising coverage policies for COVID-19, other cases

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 04/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) assured the public that policies in line with the COVID-19 pandemic are being reviewed, after complaints that patients’ stay in emergency rooms and makeshift tents are not being…

Duque suggests PhilHealth should handle Covid vaccine indemnity fund

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 02/11/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday suggested to senators that the proposed indemnity fund for Covid-19 vaccine adverse effects be managed by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). Duque raised this suggestion…

Gwen: Covid isolation facilities now a lucrative business 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has been publicly raising reports, alleging irregularities of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) claims from the state’s health insurance corporation. The latest involved isolation facilities for patients infected with COVID-19.  Garcia,…

PhilHealth, Chong Hua deny accusations of fraud

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) and Chong Hua Hospital both denied on Tuesday, February 9 committing fraud on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reimbursement packages. The two are now facing…

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