MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formally signed on Friday (July 2) an agreement on data sharing of death information records.
The said partnership agreement, according to PhilHealth, will help in fulfilling its mandate of maintaining an accurate database of members in aid of expanding its benefit packages and improving service delivery. It also aims to minimize, if not eradicate, fraud in claims reimbursements.
Under the said agreement, PhilHealth shall provide PSA with electronic lists of identified members and their dependents which would then be matched with the statistics agency’s death records.
The PSA, meanwhile, will develop a matching program called Decentralized Vital Statistics to validate the lists to be submitted by PhilHealth.
“Data sharing agreement also translates to data integrity that would further help PhilHealth to remain steadfast and committed to its vision, that is, “Bawat Filipino, Miyembro; Bawat Miyembro, Protektado; Kalusugan ng Lahat, Segurado,” PhilHealth President Dante Gierran said.
To ensure the confidentiality of data, both agencies have committed to strictly abide by the provisions of Republic Act No. 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012. -AAC