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PhilHealth: 93% of Filipinos covered by health insurance

Ninety-seven million of the country’s projected 104 million population have been covered by social health insurance as of the end of 2017, an official reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

JV: free health care for all Pinoys soon

ALL Filipinos will soon be covered by free health insurance that would result to savings for households in terms of medical expenses and better facilities in state hospitals, Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito said yesterday. Ejercito, who chairs the commitee on health and demography, said the Senate is expected to approve….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Angara urges PhilHealth to include psychiatric consultation in insurance coverage  

  Amid public clamor to take mental health issues seriously following the deaths of prominent personalities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, Senator Sonny Angara on Sunday urged the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to include fees for psychiatric consultation in their coverage. "Early intervention through consultation with psychiatrists and proper medication should be readily accessible for ordinary Filipinos,"Angara said in a statement. He added that the cost of consultation must not hinder people from seeking medical help. According to the senator, PhilHealth covers only hospitalization expenses for cases of acute attacks due to mental and behavioral ...Keep on reading: Angara urges PhilHealth to include psychiatric consultation in insurance coverage  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

PhilHealth OIC says she s out to protect people s money

MANILA, Philippines – Amid questions on her travel expenses of more than half a million pesos in just a year in office, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) interim president said she is out to “protect people’s money” to ensure better healthcare for Filipinos. PhilHealth Officer-in-Charge Celestina Jude de la ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Women about to give birth may avail themselves of PhilHealth benefits

PASIG CITY, July 29 - Allwomen who are about to give birth will be covered by social health insurance, and will thus be entitled to avail themselves of maternity care benefits at the opportune time. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 28th, 2016

DOH to Utilize POC in Hospitals for Attainment of 100% Enrollment of Filipinos in PhilHealth

The Point-Of-Care (POC) Enrollment Program can be a key to attainment of the 100 percent Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) coverage for all Filipinos pushed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his first State of...The post DOH to Utilize POC i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

Belmonte seeks benefits for street sweepers

Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is pushing for more assistance to the city’s street sweepers to enable them to enjoy benefits from the Social Security System (SSS) and the Philippine Health Insurance (PhilHealth)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Bohol Hospital Leads in Complete Premature Benefit in CV

Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Tagbilaran, Bohol is the first contracted facility in Central Visayas to offer the Z benefit for Premature and Small Newborn (PSN) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PhilHealth has launched a holistic package that provides financial risk protection for premature and small newborns in the effort to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

SC absolves Philhealth execs in P49M fund mess | The Manila Times Online

THE Supreme Court (SC) cleared the officers, employees and contractors of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp.s (Philhealth) Regional Office in the Caraga Region from refunding the amounts they recei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PhilHealth strengthens internal organization in preparation for UHC

IN anticipation of the imminent passage of the Universal Health Care (UHC) bill into law, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said that its 6,000-strong organization is ready to take on the challenges of a new era of improved health system. PhilHealth acting chief Dr. Roy B. Ferrer said the state agency has been gearing […] The post PhilHealth strengthens internal organization in preparation for UHC appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

PhilHealth urges hospitals to seek ‘expanded care’ accreditation

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) urged hospitals in Western Visayas to seek the expanded primary care benefits or ePCB accreditation. The ePCB covers more target beneficiaries, providers, disease conditions and benefit inclusions, according to Dr. Israel Francis Pargas, acting senior vice president for PhilHealth’s Health Finance Policy Sector. The Primary Care […] The post PhilHealth urges hospitals to seek ‘expanded care’ accreditation appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

16.5 million more Pinoys to get free health insurance

An additional 16.5 million Filipinos are targeted to benefit from the Congress-approved Universal Health Care (UHC) bill, the principal author of the measure in the House of Representatives said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Universal Health Care to undergo 10-year transition

THE Universal Health Care (UHC) will need to undergo a 10-year transition period once it is signed into law. Dr. Roy B. Ferrer, acting president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) said this in a press conference at the sidelines of the state health insurance thanksgiving activity for the […] The post Universal Health Care to undergo 10-year transition appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Bicam OKs universal health care bill

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday approved at the bicameral conference committee the reconciled version of the universal health care (UHC) bill, a priority legislation that seeks to cover all Filipinos with health insurance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 27th, 2018

PhilHealth denies owing hospitals billions of pesos | News

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) denied owing private hospitals billions of pesos, saying that unpaid claims will be settled within 60 days as the law mandates......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

PhilHealth officials file complaint vs its own president, CEO

Twelve officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) have filed several complaints against the agency’s president and chief executive officer (CEO) for alleged violation of several laws......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Another PhilHealth acting president accused of corruption

MANILA, Philippines – Twelve employees have accused the acting president of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) of violating the Code of Conduct of Public Officials for failing to divest from businesses that engage with the government’s health insurance program. In a 33-page complaint filed before the Office of the Ombudsman on October ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

PhilHealth Bares New Policy on Benefit Eligibility

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) members must have paid at least nine months premium contributions prior to the first day of confinement to avail of the health insurance benefits. This new policy, which is effective starting October 1 this year, is contained in PhilHealth Circular No. 2017-0021 on Application of Sufficient Regularity of Payment of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

PhilHealth pays more than P5.7B in claims in WV

ILONGGOS and Negrenses have benefitted more than P5.7B health insurance benefits from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)-6. From January to September this year, records show that the amount of P5,791,919,432.25 was paid to confinements of Philhealth members and dependents vis-à-vis the paid claims for January to December 2017 totaling to only P6,657,127,850.40. According to […] The post PhilHealth pays more than P5.7B in claims in WV appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

PhilHealth bares new policy on benefit eligibility

ILOILO CITY. Oct. 24 (PIA6) -- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) members must have paid at least nine months premium contributions prior to the first day of confinement to avail.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Some PhilHealth claimants exempted from 60-day rule after system upgrade

PHILIPPINE HEALTH Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) claimants, whose applications were filed online and with the 61st day falling within Aug. 6-31, have been exempted from the 60-day filing rule in consideration of a systems upgrade undertaken by the agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018