PhiHealth spox: Nearly 80% of hospital claims paid

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has already paid nearly 80 percent of hospital claims, its spokesperson said Saturday, amid complaints about slow

6/19/2021 8:25:00 AM

PhilHealth has already paid nearly 80 percent of hospital claims, its spokesperson said Saturday, amid complaints about slow disbursement of claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. |cgonzalesINQ

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has already paid nearly 80 percent of hospital claims, its spokesperson said Saturday, amid complaints about slow

“‘Yung total amount kasi na isinumbit sa atin is around P259 billion so mga 80 percent, 79.6 percent as of now ang nabayaran na po natin,” she added.(The total amount submitted to us is around P259 billion so nearly 80 percent, 79.6 percent have already been paid.)

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Domingo, however, did not mention which periods are covered by the hospital claims.Meanwhile, Domingo added that PhilHealth has released P6.3 billion to 206 healthcare institutions under its Debit-Credit Payment Method (DCPM). TheDCPMis applicable to high-risk and critical areas for COVID-19 and is intended to facilitate the settlements of accounts payable to healthcare facilities to ensure the continuous delivery of health services during the pandemic.

Domingo has assured that processing is ongoing for the rest of the unpaid claims. She said the turnaround time for processing “good claims” is 43 days. Read more: Inquirer »

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