Posts Tagged Philhealth

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)...

PhilHealth extends payment deadline for employers to Feb. 22

Marje Pelayo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has extended the remittance deadline for employers to February 22. This is for contributions applicable for the month of January. In...

Alleged missing P15-B fund has been liquidated — PhilHealth

Marje Pelayo   •   January 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Atty. Dante Gierran of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) insisted on Tuesday (January 26) that there is no truth that the agency is missing billions of...

Velasco files bills granting president power to suspend PhilHealth, SSS rate hikes

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday said he has filed two separate bills seeking to grant the president the power to suspend the scheduled increases in...


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