Posts Tagged Philhealth

Indemnification package for severe COVID-19 side effects to be released this month — PhilHealth

Robie de Guzman   •   May 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), on Friday, announced that the indemnification package for individuals who will experience adverse effects following COVID-19 vaccination will be released soon....

PhilHealth’s debit-credit payment method now applies to all COVID-19 high, critical risk areas – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s task force for COVID-19 response has approved the application of Philippine Health Insurance Corp.’s (PhilHealth) debit-credit payment method (DCPM) in areas with high-risk and critical...

PhilHealth urged to upgrade dialysis coverage to 144 sessions amid pandemic

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday called on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to upgrade its benefits package for dialysis patients to help Filipinos cope with the...

Duterte orders PhilHealth to speed up payment of hospital claims — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   April 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to fast-track the payment of its obligations to hospitals, Malacañang said Thursday. “President Rodrigo Roa Duterte...

Saliva-based RT-PCR tests now covered by Philhealth – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   April 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has directed the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to come up with mechanisms to cover saliva-based RT-PCR tests for COVID-19. The DOH...

Duterte wants RT-PCR test, isolation in PhilHealth insurance coverage

Marje Pelayo   •   April 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has expanded the coverage of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for COVID-19 patients. To ease patients’ financial burden, the President asked PhilHealth to include...

PhilHealth assures insurance coverage for COVID patients in tents

Marje Pelayo   •   April 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Most hospitals in Metro Manila have already reached full capacity due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in the metropolis. Many patients had to be accommodated in...

PhilHealth says pandemic cause slow settlement of unpaid claims of hospitals

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has admitted that the slow settlement of unpaid claims of private and government hospitals is due to the ongoing pandemic. PhilHealth President and...

PhilHealth ID a ‘unique identifier’, not sole requirement for COVID-19 vaccination—PhilHealth CEO

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 31, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Individuals who are planning to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to present their Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) identification number, according to PhilHealth President and CEO Dante...

PhilHealth still has P6-B unpaid hospital reimbursements

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) still has P6 billion worth of unpaid reimbursements to private hospitals. Several member hospitals of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines (PHAPI)...

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