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PhilHealth releases the new COVID-19 testing package after it drew criticism for supposed pricey rates
Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines chief Rustico Jimenez is practically blackmailing PhilHealth into ‘paying out public funds without due diligence,’ says the government-owned corporation
'This is a victory for better governance and anti-corruption drive. Our triumph has proven that our collective voice is stronger than ever,' Senator Franklin Drilon says
Senator Franklin Drilon warns PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales that the agency runs the risk of 'overspending or overreimbursing' if it does not review its current package
Lloyd's of London says the coronavirus pandemic would have a 'unique' impact on the insurance industry, with its 'devastating' economic, human, and social cost
Although PhilHealth already put on hold the collection of the new premium rate – at least over the course of the pandemic – it must also revoke some of the unconscionable rules it had put in place
Hontiveros did not say the quote attributed to her. She labeled the quote card as 'fake news.'
(UPDATED) The state insurer says overseas Filipinos and self-employed members can give their contributions until the end of 2020
(UPDATED) Filipino migrant groups also urge the government to enforce a moratorium on all state collections from OFWs during the coronavirus pandemic and remove punitive penalties
GSIS members nationwide may also avail of a P20,000-emergency loan, payable over 3 years at 6% interest per annum
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation says that a total of P6 billion has been released so far
The state insurer says it will release a new set of guidelines which will include 'appropriate case rate and protocol' for the coronavirus disease coverage
PhilHealth earlier announced a P30-billion budget to cover all expenses of coronavirus patients who are its members, confined in accredited hospitals. Banking on this assurance, the son of a COVID-19 patient checks if his father, who has a running bill of P1.4 million, is covered as well.
PhilHealth says it is releasing P30 billion to its accredited hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak. Will this be enough?
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says funds will be used for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation's coronavirus packages
The move provides health care providers with 'much needed liquidity' to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic
Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles also says diagnostics company Manila Healthtek is developing a 'rapid test kist' to aid in testing for COVID-19
The Insurance Commission says insurance companies cannot refuse the designation of non-relatives as beneficiary unless they break certain qualifications stated under the Civil Code
Roy Ferrer is named an assistant secretary of the Department of Health months after he was made to hand in a courtesy resignation over fraudulent claims made to PhilHealth
As new GSIS chairman, Bersamin will face the review of the planned sale of a 67-hectare property at the Manila North Harbor
A grand concert musical written and directed by Floy Quintos was also held to celebrate this milestone
PDIC gives employees of AMA Bank of Mandaluyong 24 hours to turn over bank records or face the 'full force of law'
Research has shown that Filipinos lack the proper preparation for their retirement years
Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year
(UPDATED) Lawyer Harry Roque is requesting the Ombudsman to take over so the whistle-blowers can qualify as state witnesses
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Data show government health coverage intended for the poorest Americans weakened in 2018, notably affecting large numbers of children
Philhealth allegedly continues paying WellMed Dialysis Center even after its accreditation was suspended because of its involvement in a scam
PhilHealth officials accused of failing to flag fraudulent claims of the Wellmed Dialysis Center, say the NBI copied their names from a harmless document without investigating them
The officials hold different positions in the accreditation committee of Philhealth
Senate Minority Franklin Drilon also says the Commission on Audit will conduct an 'accurate review' of the actuarial life of Philhealth
The San Juan City government and the GSIS sign a memorandum of agreement on the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan program for city government workers
The group, composed mostly of Philhealth regional vice presidents, are reportedly known in the government agency for their clout. Members of the group call themselves 'anti-fraud crusaders.'
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Senator Panfilo Lacson says the dialysis center was even paid ‘with record speed’ of just two days at the time when the fraud was already made public
The Insurance Commission sets guidelines for health maintenance organizations on the assessment of risks of persons with HIV or perceived to have HIV
The Commission on Audit denies the petitions for review filed by Philhealth regional offices in Metro Manila and Soccsksargen
'I will deal with corruption. I’m dealing it until now,' says President Rodrigo Duterte before announcing in a speech in Leyte that he sacked the GSIS executive
GSIS Chairman Rolando Macasaet says they revoked resolutions authorizing the sale of the 67-hectare property where ICTSI is operating
GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas quits his post amid revived plans to sell the land where port tycoon Enrique Razon's ICTSI operates. Here is a timeline of events dating all the way back to the 1970s.
Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the probe would help craft policies to 'prevent such fraud' and 'conduct a review of the fund utilization' of the government corporation
(UPDATED) 'I resign, secure in the knowledge that I have unwaveringly advanced the interest of GSIS and its members,' GSIS president Jesus Clint Aranas says in his letter to President Rodrigo Duterte
Even though he was not being probed, the health secretary asks the DOJ to investigate him
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The former health secretary said they spotted fraudulent schemes way back in 2006. Hontiveros was not yet part of PhilHealth then
(UPDATED) From being appointed to the MWSS, retired army general Ricardo Morales has been tapped to head the embattled PhilHealth
'Tama na ang hocus pocus...I will ensure that justice will be served to those who defraud the system,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
’It is unclear what the basis is,’ says law professor Ted Te who also called a court’s habeas corpus ruling ‘confusing’
Health Secretary Francisco Duque II assures the public PhilHealth's services would not be affected by the reshuffle and change in leadership
Complaints of estafa and falsification of documents are filed against 10 employees of the Wellmed Dialysis Center, including the two whistleblowers