The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Friday assured Senator Joel Villanueva that the state insurer will study proposals to foot the bill of any member who would develop adverse side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine.
MANILA – The House Committee on Health on Thursday approved a proposal granting President Rodrigo Duterte the authority to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
Hindi katanggap-tanggap ang pagkakaroon ng kahit anong pagtataas sa Philhealth contributions, ito ang sinabi ng principal sponsor ng Universal Healthcare Law at dating Senador JV Ejercito. Bagamat aniya ang naging pamantayan ng PhilHealth ay ang mismong batas, nararapat naman daw na iakma sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon ng mga Pilipino ang mga hakbang.
Officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) reportedly demand a 10-percent cut from patients’ hospital bills, Special Envoy to China Mon Tulfo has claimed.
Criminal complaints have been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) against 25 current and former officials of the Philippine Health Corporation (PhilHealth) over P1.1 million worth of alleged health claims in Region I, Justice Assistant Secretary Neal Bainto said on Tuesday (Jan. 1).
Malacañang said it appreciates the filing of a measure granting President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of PhilHealth and Social Security System (SSS) in times of national emergencies.
MANILA – Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Thursday filed twin measures seeking to grant President Rodrigo Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increases in the contribution rates of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS) “in times of national emergencies.”
MANILA – Several lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a joint resolution seeking to defer the implementation of the increase in Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) contribution rates this year.
MANILA – The House of Representatives is ready to review the Universal Health Care Act and its implementing rules and regulations, particularly the scheduled increase in Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) contribution rates this year.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to defer the increase in monthly premium payments of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) members should give the agency enough time to get rid of incompetence and corruption, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Tuesday.
Former Senator JV Ejercito is asking the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to suspend its planned hike members’ contribution this month.
Detained opposition Senator Leila de Lima on Monday called on Philhealth and the Social Security System to stop extorting from their members by increasing their contributions.
The inter-agency task force investigating irregularities in the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has submitted to President Rodrigo Duterte a new report, recommending PhilHealth executives and medical practitioners to be charged, Malacañang said.
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to simplify and shorten the process of payment claims in hospitals.
Malacañang expressed optimism that the government can afford to undertake free coronavirus (Covid-19) tests next year.
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.
PhilHealth President Dante Gierran will seek board approval to expand dialysis coverage to 133 free sessions a year, according to Malacañang.
President Duterte is clamping down on alleged ghost importers and their cohorts in the Bureau of Customs, said his former assistant and now Senator Bong Go.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Tuesday urged Philhealth to be more humane toward persons seeking free dialysis coverage especially with difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Rodrigo Duterte said he sees no reason to suspend Health Secretary Fransisco Duque despite several lawmakers insisted that he is liable for the corruption at the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth).
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed graft and other criminal charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against officials of a Cebu City hospital for allegedly making fraudulent claims to collect more money from PhilHealth.
Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon on Friday ridiculed the vow of House appropriations panel chairman and ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap to reduce funding for agencies known to be prone to corruption.
MANILA – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has resumed its coronavirus swab tests after it received partial payment from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday.