PhilHealth bares rate package for those who will be hospitalized due to COVID-19

PhilHealth bares rate package for those who will be hospitalized due to COVID-19

- Philippine Health Insurance Corp. made an important announcement concerning patients with COVID-19

- It revealed that there is already a case rate package for those who will be confined because of the virus

- The government-owned corporation releases the four categories under the new rate package

- The implementation of the new rule will start on April 15 in PhilHealth-accredited hospitals only

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The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has disclosed to the public the new rate package for people who will be hospitalized because of the novel coronavirus disease.

KAMI learned that rate package refers to the maximum amount that PhilHealth will shoulder in case an individual has contracted the virus and gets confined in a hospital.

According to Ricardo Morales, the president of the said government-owned corporation, it is important to establish a case rate package for the purpose of “sustainability.”

He also revealed through a press briefing that the newly-released package is applicable only in PhilHealth-accredited hospitals and the implementation will start on April 15.

“The PhilHealth fund is sufficient, but it’s not unlimited. That’s why we have to exercise due prudence,” Morales quipped.

PhilHealth bares rate package for those who will be hospitalized due to COVID-19

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There are four categories under the corporation’s new case rate package. PhilHealth will defray up to 43,997 pesos for those who will be confined due to mild pneumonia.

If a person gets hospitalized because of moderate pneumonia, up to 143,267 pesos will be shouldered by the state insurer.

Meanwhile, for severe and critical pneumonia, PhilHealth vowed to cover up to 333,519 pesos and 786,384 pesos, respectively.

Morales stated that pneumonia is one of the serious health complications brought about by the fatal novel coronavirus disease.

In a previous article by KAMI, the Department of Health (DOH) recorded on Tuesday the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in a single day so far.

As of April 7, there are already 3,764 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines. A total of 177 have died while 84 patients have recovered already.

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