PhilHealth seeks media help in promoting services

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan – In a bid to serve more Filipinos, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has sought the help of the local media in promotingtheir “combat plans” to icrease the nuber of their beneficiaries.

PhilHealth Vice President Walter Bacareza made the appeal after introducing the new initiatives and programs of the country’s nationa; health insurance body Monday with members of the Bulacan Press Club here.

Bacareza said that PhilHealth has enough funds to providing free medical services but is low on marketing strategies.

“To address this we want to have good partnership with the media so that we can increase the number of our members, Help us inform our fellow Filinos to have no fear, they are covered ” Bacareza said.

He explained that under the “point of Care “ policy of PhilHealth, Filipinios can avail of PhilHealths program by being directly enrolled at all government hospitals.

He said that pregnant women and senior citizens are eligible to PhilHealth’s programs.

Bacareza also disclosed their “combat plan” that includes the enchance of external client experience from 70 percent to 100 percent. He said that the increase in membership coverage is excellent this year.

He said that with the “sin tax” bill, membership problem is over.

“Eto na po ang panahon na ang bawat Filipino ay miyembro, bawat miyembro ay protektado, kalusugan ay siguyrado,” he explained.

He also bared the salient programs now being provided by PhilHealth especially in rural areas.

“Libre na ang panganganak sa mga Rural Health Centers at may P1,500 pang pang gastos. Libre din ang pagpapagamot sa may sakit na Tuberculosis,” he added.

Bacareza said that providing quality health care is now evolving into something that has never happened before because it has served notice to employers to provide health care to their employees.

Members can have benefits in dealing with dreaded diseases such as heart problems, breast cancer, peostate cancer, cervical cancer colon can cer and rectum cancer.

Bacareza also said that PhilHealth has also introduced “benepisyong PhilHealth para kay Nany at Baby” with the antenatal care package, maternity care pacakage, norma; spontaneous delivery package and newaborn care package.

He also stressed that the “no balace billing is applicable to indigents/

“Naangkop ang no balance billing para sa lahat ng indigent, sponsored, kasambahay at hroup gold.members kung saan wala ng dapat bayaran pa dahil sagot lahat ng PhilHealth ang buong gastusin sa pagpapagamot sa lahat ng pampubliko at piling pribadong pagamutan na accredited ng PhilHealth,” Bacareza explained.​ ​​