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…

PhilHealth, dialysis center officials ‘conspired’ in anomalous fund release – NBI

Marlon Ramos 01/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and CEO Ricardo Morales and other senior executives of the state health insurer had “conspired” with officials of a private dialysis center that received P33.8 million in…

New bills filed to amend Universal Health Care Act

Julie Aurelio, Leila B. Salaverria, Melvin Gascon 01/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Lawmakers from the Senate and the House of Representatives have called for the deferment of the increase in premium payments to Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). A group of senators on Tuesday filed bills…

Gov’t will find money to cover PhilHealth contribution hike – Duterte

Darry John Esguerra 01/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Monday the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to hold off its member contributions increase this year, saying that the government would look for funds to cover the scheduled hike.…

PhilHealth goes ahead with premium hike

Julie M. Aurelio, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 01/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) said on Saturday that it would start collecting the mandated hike in members’ contributions this month despite persistent exposés of corruption and wrongdoing at the state-run health insurer.…

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