House approves bill seeking to give free dialysis treatment for indigents

House approves bill seeking to give free dialysis treatment for indigents

- The House of Representatives approved a bill aiming to provide free dialysis treatment to indigent patients

- The bill also expands the PhilHealth rates for a kidney transplant

- Qualified patients will be covered by “No Balance Billing Policy”

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The House of Representatives approved for third and final reading a bill seeking to provide free dialysis treatment to indigent patients.

KAMI learned that 177 lawmakers voted in favor of the House Bill 9156 or the “Comprehensive Renal Replacement Therapy Act.”

House approves bills seeking to give free dialysis treatment for indigents

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In a report by the ABS-CBN News, the proposed measure aims to provide a comprehensive renal replacement therapy or replacing the normal blood-filtering function of the kidneys to patients at the last stage.

The bill also expands the PhilHealth package rates for kidney transplant replacement therapy from living and deceased donors.

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As reported by the GMA News (author Erwin Colcol), the qualified indigent patients will be covered by the “No Balance Billing Policy.”

The measure also wants to increase the PhilHealth Z benefit package rates for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis after the kidney transplant.

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