Tag Archives: PHILHEALTH

BONG GO to PhilHealth: Expedite payment to hospitals

To ensure the continuous delivery of healthcare services amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic

 April 23, 2021

MANILA – Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Friday said the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has assured that it would immediately settle billions of pesos in unpaid “legitimate” claims to health service providers to ensure their continued operation.Go, who chairs… Read More

House panel OKs bill suspending PhilHealth contribution hikes

Premium hike suspension would provide relief amid the hard times brought about by the coronavirus disease pandemic

 January 21, 2021

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).

Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan, chair of the House health panel,… Read More

GRAFT RAPS filed at Ombudsman vs. Morales, other PhilHealth execs

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday filed at the Ombudsman complaints for alleged violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against PhilHealth execs.

Slapped with graft raps over their alleged involvement in the anomalous release of funds intended for the COVID-19 pandemic were Ricardo Morales, former chief of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), and several officials and employees of the state health insurer.

Also included in the complaint are incumbent executive vice presidents Arnel De Jesus and Renato Limsiaco, and three officials of Braun Avitum and a dozen other Philhealth employees.

The charges stemmed from the release of P33.8 million under the interim reimbursement mechanism (IRM) funds to B. Braun Avitum Philippines Inc., a dialysis center.

The IRM should only be used for fortuitous events like outbreaks or pandemics, which dialysis centers and other similar institutions do not address, according to the NBI’s complaint.

DOJ endorses PhilHealth regional office fraud raps to Ombudsman

 January 12, 2021

The Task Force PhilHealth has officially endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman the report of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) on its investigation on alleged fraudulent membership enrolment activities and benefit claims made at the Philippine Health Insurance… Read More

VELASCO files bills granting Duterte powers to suspend PhilHealth, SSS hike

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… Read More

GO: Duterte against increase in PhilHealth contribution

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Monday said President Rodrigo Duterte supports the deferment of the increase in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) contribution rates for 2021 amid the pandemic through a legislation.“Base sa usapan namin ni… Read More


Duterte orders PhilHealth to defer contribution hikes

 January 5, 2021

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to defer the scheduled increase in the contribution rates this year.In a public address late Monday night, Duterte told PhilHealth CEO and President Dante Gierran to suspend the… Read More

House ready to review UHC law, PhilHealth contribution hike plan

 January 5, 2021

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.Speaker Lord Allan Velasco made the… Read More

PHILHEALTH SCAM: 25 hospitals, 9 doctors in GenSan flagged for fraudulent claims


Findings submitted to DOH Fact-Finding, Investigation and Enforcement Division (FFIED)

 December 15, 2020

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – At least 25 hospitals and nine doctors in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) could face charges over alleged fraudulent practices and insurance claims with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), an official said on Tuesday.Dr. Hector Zenon Leonardo Malate, acting… Read More