House panels empower President to defer hike in PhilHealth, SSS contributions

Credit to Author: Divina Nova Joy Dela Cruz| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:54:41 +0000

TWO panels at the House of Representatives separately granted the President the power to suspend increases in contributions by members of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) and the Social Security System (SSS). The Committee on Health approved on Thursday House Bill 8316, which amends Republic Act 11223 or the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law […]

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Ombudsman orders suspension of PhilHealth execs linked to fund anomaly

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:57:31 +0000

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of several officials from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) who were charged over the alleged anomalous releases of the Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) funds totaling P2.7 billion. “After a thorough consideration of the records, this Office finds sufficient cause to place respondents under preventive […]

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Gordon to PhilHealth: Settle remaining debt ‘in 3 days’

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2020 06:02:11 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has “three days” to settle the balance of its debt to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Sen. Richard Gordon, concurrent PRC chairman, said on Wednesday. Gordon said the state insurer still owes the organization P561 million or about half of its P1.1 billion debt to the organization. The amount is […]

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Red Cross eyes legal action vs Philhealth over unpaid debt

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:48:46 +0000

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Tuesday is now looking into filing legal action against the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for its failure to settle its almost P1 billion debt to the humanitarian organization. PRC Chairman and Sen. Richard Gordon said that PhilHealth was still not communicating with the organization after it failed to […]

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House panels recommend raps vs Morales, Duque on PhilHealth fund scam

Credit to Author: Reina C. Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 08:46:02 +0000

THE joint panel at the House of Representatives that looked into alleged corruption in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) approved the committee report recommending charges against former PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales, Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd, among others. The panel recommended that the Office of the Ombudsman charge the following with graft […]

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Palace asks Red Cross to resume Covid-19 testing services

Credit to Author: Catherine S. Valente, TMT| Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2020 06:18:47 +0000

MALACANANG has urged the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to resume its coronavirus testing as it reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to pay the debt of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth). Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the “controversy should be over” since Duterte himself gave assurance on the full payment of the P930-million obligation […]

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PhilHealth won’t pay PRC just yet, waits for Justice opinion

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:37:50 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) isn’t ready to pay the Philippine Red Cross just yet even as the Department of Health (DoH) admitted that its suspension of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing to overseas and returning Filipino workers has severely affected the country’s overall screening capacity. The PRC suspended processing swab tests to […]

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Palace: PRC Covid-19 testing should resume as President commits to pay PhilHealth debt 

Credit to Author: Keith Calayag| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 03:46:20 +0000

FOLLOWING the commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to pay the P930 million debt of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) should now resume its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) testing. READ: Duterte wants PRC Covid tests as govt eyes 50% payment of PhilHealth debt “With the undertaking to pay coming no less […]

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55% of IRM funds liquidated – PhilHealth

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 05:04:03 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has disclosed that 55 percent of the allotted Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) funds to health care institutions (HCIs) have been liquidated. The IRM is a system that was put in place in 2013 that allowed HCIs to augment their liquidity needs. According to its latest report published on October […]

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PhilHealth welcomes filing of graft raps vs 9 execs

Credit to Author: Red Mendoza| Date: Tue, 06 Oct 2020 04:28:56 +0000

EMBATTLED state health insurer Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) welcomed the filing of complaints by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against nine of its former and current officials linked to the Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) scandal. Among those charged by the NBI for malversation and graft and corruption for the disbursement of P 2.9 […]

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