PhilHealth reviewing COVID-19 case rates

The government health insurer said Thursday it is reviewing case rate packages for COVID-19 in light of calls to scrap the system as a

8/6/2020 4:31:00 PM

The government health insurer said Thursday it is reviewing case rate packages for COVID-19 in light of calls to scrap the system as a 'root of corruption.'

The government health insurer said Thursday it is reviewing case rate packages for COVID-19 in light of calls to scrap the system as a

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 6) — "root of corruption."The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation said it will also tap an expert panel to go over its in-patient packages."We are actually reviewing our case rates for COVID," said Israel Pargas, senior vice president for the health finance policy sector, in an online media briefing.

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A lawmaker had sought toabolish the system, saying the agency already lost ₱154 billion to the case rate method.The case rate system began in 2011, with a separate circular released in 2013, allowing the agency to implement a uniform rate for the provision of health care to certain diseases whether admitted to public or private hospitals.

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