'The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities'
This expansion of coverage is based on a memorandum of understanding signed by PhilHealth and the Philippine Retirement Authority in 2015 that aims to 'promote the country as a retirement haven for qualified foreigners'
(UPDATED) Hildegardes Dineros says he considers himself 'on hold-over status and awaiting further orders and instructions from the Office of the President'
The change in leadership comes amid a supposed rift between Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and former interim president and CEO Hildegardes Dineros
The investigation showed that the doctor allegedly involved in the scam charged a consultation fee of P21,000 to P42,000 per ghost patient
(UPDATED) The notices of disallowance cover incentives given out from 2007 to 2009
Philhealth received the biggest subsidy of P42.96 billion from January to November 2016, according to the Bureau of the Treasury
A lawmaker also wants resource persons to secure approval from the organizations they represent before speaking about the government's school-based dengue immunization program
The Asian Development Bank credits the country's cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens
'Almost 50% of the facility has been constructed,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
The program is a case-rate package worth P10,000 that will include confinement, hospital and professional fees
The proposed Senate Bill 216 seeks to increase the penalties for hospitals that will require advance payment before agreeing to confine or provide medical treatment to a patient
Bulacan 4th District Representative Linabelle Villarica says the State must encourage more drug dependents to undergo treatment and rehabilitation at low-cost health care centers
Rappler looks back on Duterte's campaign promises about education, health, and environment. What do experts, advocates, and members of civil society think about them?
Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon says providing free rehabilitation to drug users who have surrendered to authorities will help sustain the anti-drug campaign
Auditors say the deficiencies 'could adversely affect the delivery of services to members and to the operation of PhilHealth'
(UPDATED) The new program will provide one-time financial aid not exceeding P50,000 for OFWs diagnosed with dreaded diseases
Filipinos are encouraged to light a candle from 6 pm to 7 pm on Saturday, May 14, to commemorate the lives of those who died from HIV and AIDS
PhilHealth President Alex Padilla welcomes proposals to expand benefits, but he says revenues from the sin tax law alone won't be able to sustain these promises
All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos, but how will they do it?
State auditors say that the 'productivity incentive bonuses' released in 2011 have no legal basis
Government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) received subsidies amounting to P78.01 billion ($1.68 billion) in 2015, according to the Bureau of Treasury
Presidential candidates were able to tackle a few issues during the debate, but they weren't asked about two key matters supposedly on the agenda
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation belies news reports quoting one of its board members that it is about to go bankrupt in 10 months
PRESS RELEASE: PhilHealth introduces better ways of making premium payment transactions hassle-free for its members
The multi-awarded physician is the representative of the Monetary Board in the PhilHealth board
A financial expert discusses the non-financial considerations every retiree should take into account
The social welfare department has conducted an assessment of households nationwide, and wants to make sure it has an 'accurate, complete, and reliable' final list of those needing assistance
The ex-PhilHealth director and senatorial aspirant says a 4-month delay in government's implementation of the law places more Filipinos at risk of tobacco-related deaths
The level of subsides given was 10.27% lower than the same period last year, while gov’t spending is 14% below target as of the end of September
'Let us not mislead the public. The President and his Cabinet and this government [are] in favor of reviewing the tax laws,' says Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda
A well-funded PhilHealth program will now be able to support or defray the costs that patients have to pay for expensive medicines, a pharmaceutical executive says
PhilHealth issues the reminder following 'misconceptions' that PhilHealth contributions are no longer necessary due to the POEA's single collection policy, which began April 1
At least two hospitals are involved in 'upscaling' simple cough or sore throats cases into pneumonia cases to claim higher benefit payments from PhilHealth
The President borrows singer Aiza Seguerra's words to respond to Vice President Jejomar Binay's criticism that the current government is 'insensitive' and a 'failure'
But PhilHealth president Alex Padilla says the agency had to implement the limit – 10 patients a day, 50 patients a month – to prevent doctors from abusing the case rate system
'Sitting on [cases] for 6 years is simply inexcusable,' says the chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee
Senator Teofisto Guingona III asks the health department: 'How many people have to go blind before we start an honest-to-goodness nationwide monitoring?'
Can a doctor with a suspended PhilHealth accreditation still perform cataract surgeries? Apparently yes – at least in one clinic in Metro Manila.
How do eye clinics get more claims from PhilHealth? Health officials say doctors do unnecessary procedures after a patient's cataract surgery, causing more harm
Quezon City Eye Center and Pacific Eye Institute ask PhilHealth to lift the suspension on their benefit payments
The chair of the Senate blue ribbon committee says there is basis to believe a syndicate is behind questionable PhilHealth claims made by some hospitals and eye clinics
A PhilHealth investigation shows at least 6 health facilities solicited patients for cataract surgery using 'seekers' who 'act like syndicates'
The number of hemodialysis covered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation has been doubled
The health department is already investigating 'highly suspicious' benefit payments to PhilHealth-accredited health care providers, particularly eye centers
PhilHealth issues the warning following reports that some employers have not remitted or under-remitted to the national state insurer the premium contributions deducted from their employees' salaries
Senator Ralph Recto calls on the national government to plow back a portion of its budget to fight TB, 'our country’s number 8 top killer'
Under this new package of health services, indigents and sponsored members do not have to pay any amount beyond what PhilHealth pays for during hospital admission