Senator Risa Hontiveros has welcomed the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth) approval of the expanded coverage of dialysis sessions from 90 to 144 sessions.
In a Facebook post, Hontiveros said dialysis centers should comply with PhilHealth’s latest order once the guidelines on free dialysis extension are released.
“HAPPY NEWS! Pinakinggan ng PhilHealth ang ating panawagan na ituloy ang pagbigay ng libreng dialysis sessions,” she said.
“Nagrelease ang PhilHealth ng memo na nagpapalawig ng bilang ng libreng dialysis sessions sa 144 mula sa dating 90. Umaasa akong bibilisan ng PhilHealth ang paglabas ng guidelines para dito. I urge the dialysis centers to comply to this memo,” she said.
Hontiveros thanked the Dialysis PH Support Group Inc. for raising the issue to her office to promote the welfare of dialysis patients.
The PhilHealth board earlier approved the coverage of hemodialysis sessions to a maximum of 144 sessions which can be availed until December 31, 2021.
All PhilHealth regional offices and concerned healthcare facilities have been advised to continue honoring all availment beyond the 90-session limit as prescribed by a licensed physician.
HAPPY NEWS! Pinakinggan ng PhilHealth ang ating panawagan na ituloy ang pagbigay ng libreng dialysis sessions. …Posted by Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday, November 16, 2020