PCSO Covid-19 response aid reaches P3 Billion

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 06:30:46 +0000

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it has released an estimated P3 billion amount of aid in fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). According to General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma, the PCSO Board of Directors approved the amount of P420 million in early March as part of the agency’s Covid-19 measures and assistance to the […]

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PhilHealth releases P13B to 546 healthcare institutions

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 19 May 2020 23:07:53 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) released P13 billion to 546 healthcare institutions as of May 14, said President Rodrigo Duterte in a report to Congress. Under the Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, the President is required to submit a report to Congress every Monday. “The PhilHealth has released P13.138 billion to 546 PhilHealth-accredited […]

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PhilHealth disburses P12B to 494 institutions ‒ Duterte

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Tue, 12 May 2020 19:43:00 +0000

AS of May 6, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) disbursed P12.3 billion to 494 healthcare institutions accredited by the insurance corporation with the aid of its Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM), reported President Rodrigo Duterte to Congress. “The PhilHealth has released P12.321 billion to 494 PhilHealth-accredited healthcare institutions through its Interim Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) as […]

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PhilHealth denies it owes UST Hospital P180-million

Credit to Author: John Eric Mendoza| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 06:19:18 +0000

THE chief of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday denied the University of Santo Tomas Hospital’s (USTH) claims that the state-owned insurer owes them P180 million, causing the hospital to lay-off workers amid coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. “That’s not true,” said PhilHealth chief Ricardo Morales on an interview, referring to the hospital’s pronouncements. […]

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PCSO to help cover Covid patients’ treatment

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Sat, 04 Apr 2020 04:02:44 +0000

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) said it would help in covering the cost of the treatment for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). According to PCSO General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma, the PCSO is working with PhilHealth to help ensure that Covid-19 patients are assisted in paying for treatment. Earlier, PhilHealth announced that it will shoulder […]

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PCSO allocates P420-M for Covid response

Credit to Author: Darwin Pesco| Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 05:42:10 +0000

THE Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) has announced that a total of P420 million worth of funds for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response have been allocated. According to PCSO General Manager Royina Marzan-Garma, the fund was allocated as early as February of this year. Such move was a proactive measure to aid the government in […]

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PhilHealth to release P30B to help hospitals fight virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:10:12 +0000

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) will release an initial P30 billion to accredited hospitals to help them respond to the spread of CoViD-19 in the country. PhilHealth said that the amount is equivalent to three months’ worth of claims based on historical data, which will be charged to their future claims. Hospitals will be […]

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PhilHealth extends privileges during catastrophes

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 17:33:09 +0000

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) extends certain privileges to ensure continued provision of responsive healthcare benefits to members at all times, especially during the recent eruption of Taal Volcano. Pursuant to its Circular 34, s. 2013, claims of nonaccredited healthcare facilities on behalf of members or their beneficiaries shall be covered, provided that the […]

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Drilon renews call for COA special audit on Philhealth

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:41:58 +0000

Drilon to DBM: Don't hold ‘hostage’ state workers’ salary increase

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday renewed his call for the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a special audit on the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) as he underscored the importance of removing corruption from the office.  Drilon said that Philhealth’s net operating loss reached P26 billion over the last […]

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Roque mulls charges vs PhilHealth execs

Credit to Author: racosta| Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:40:39 +0000

Roque mulls charges vs PhilHealth execs

MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Harry Roque plans to file criminal cases against current and former officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. who allegedly allowed payments for fraudulent claims and approved the accreditation of hospitals supposedly involved in questionable practices. Roque said on Saturday that he was willing to file the cases for free, if […]

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