Private hospitals back higher PhilHealth coverage

Mayen Jaymalin - The Philippine Star
Private hospitals back higher PhilHealth coverage
Individuals continue to avail services as face-to-face operations and transactions continue at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Quezon City on September 26, 2023.
STAR / Michael Varcas

MANILA, Philippines — The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPI) has given its backing for the proposed 50 percent coverage for Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) members admitted to private hospitals.

“That is a good proposal because it will increase the benefits of members... If it goes up to 50 percent, it will be better,” PHAPI president Dr. Jose de Grano said yesterday.

According to De Grano, PhilHealth has sufficient funds to expand the benefits for members.

Aside from a budget allocation from Congress, De Grano noted that PhilHealth also has huge funds from members’ premiums.

However, he expressed concern if PhilHealth is unable to pay PHAPI members’ claims when they have already provided benefits to the patients.

PhilHealth executives have also expressed support for the increase in benefits for its members.

Part of its mandate, PhilHealth said, is to increase the benefit packages to make things easier for Filipinos to avail themselves of health care services.

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