Senators considering transfer of PhilHealth control to DoF

By Alyssa Nicole O. Tan SENATORS said on Tuesday that they are considering transferring control of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) to the Department of Finance (DoF) in order to better align the government-run health insurer’s practices with those of the financial services industry. The legislators aired the proposal after an association of private […]

PhilHealth president vows to release 60% of private hospitals’ unpaid claims next week  

By Bianca Angelica D. Añago Reporter  and Russell Louis C. Ku  PHILIPPINE HEALTH Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) President and Chief Executive Officer Dante A. Gierran has pledged to release funds for 60% of the unpaid claims of private hospitals by the end of next week.    In a House hearing on Thursday, Mr. Gierran said PhilHealth owes private hospitals a total of P21.1 billion as of […]

PhilHealth-Central Visayas official defends agency

FOLLOWING the recent criminal and administrative raps filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 against its officials and personnel for alleged anomalies in Covid-19 claims, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. Central Visayas (PhilHealth 7) has maintained that it only abides by the guidelines in processing the Covid-19 claim documents. PhilHealth 7 vice president […]

Raps filed against PhilHealth 7, Adventist Hospital execs, workers

EIGHT officials and employees of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 and six officers and personnel of the Adventist Hospital Cebu are facing various criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas for alleged irregularities on a coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) claim. Lawyer Rennan Augustus Oliva, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 […]

P7.5B in claims paid by Philhealth-Central Visayas

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 disclosed that from last year to May 27, 2021, it paid claims from various health care institutions in Central Visayas amounting to P7,582,612,550.48. A total of P366,360,394.52 was disbursed for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in-patient coverage. Of the amount, P345,570,856.78 was paid to hospitals in Cebu; P14,101,498.66 to […]

Hospitals in tight financial spot due to unpaid PhilHealth claims, says group

THE PHILIPPINE Hospital Association on Wednesday said members are in a tight financial spot due to unpaid claims from the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for coronavirus patients since the start of the pandemic. “This is now causing severe financial distress to private hospitals as well as the government hospitals,” the association’s president, Jaime A. […]

Isolation hubs profiting from Covid, Gwen claims

CEBU Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, claimed that isolation facilities for coronavirus-positive individuals are making money from the pandemic since they get up to P22,449 to house one patient. This is the maximum reimbursement from state-owned Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) granted to every qualified beneficiary of its Covid-19 community isolation benefit […]