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PhilHealth extends accreditation of well being amenities


PhilHealth accreditation

MOUNTING DUES Non-public hospitals have lengthy complained about PhilHealth’s delayed funds for claims, which had ballooned to greater than P21.1 billion by mid-2021. —INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Well being Insurance coverage Company (PhilHealth) has prolonged the validity of accreditation of all at present accredited well being amenities till January 31, 2022, after some hospitals introduced plans to disengage from the state well being insurer attributable to hundreds of thousands in unpaid claims.

“Relative to PhilHealth Advisory No. 2021-046 relating to steady/renewal of accreditation of well being amenities (HFs) for CY 2022, please be told that PhilHealth will lengthen the validity of accreditation to all at present accredited HFs as much as January 31, 2022,” PhilHealth stated in an advisory.

PhilHealth, nonetheless, stated that the well being amenities ought to submit full functions for 2022 accreditation to their respective regional workplaces on or earlier than January 31.

“Hole within the Division of Well being License to Function (LTO)/Certification of HFs shall be mirrored within the above extension,” the company stated.

Utility acquired for renewal of accreditation past the tip of January could result in a niche in accreditation, in keeping with PhilHealth.

The company made the announcement after seven personal hospitals in Iloilo City and the Far Japanese College – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation introduced that they are going to not renew their accreditation in January attributable to PhilHealth’s unpaid claims.

The Non-public Hospitals Affiliation within the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi) even urged its members to look at a “PhilHealth holiday” the place they had been alleged to not settle for claims for PhilHealth deductions for well being companies from January 1 to five, in help of those hospitals.

Nevertheless, PHAPi President Dr. Jose Rene de Grano stated Wednesday they’ve postponed their plan “per request of involved residents and affected person teams to allow them to be told nicely and suggested on what to do through the vacation.”

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