PhilHealth to cover cost of COVID-19 treatment until April 14
The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has announced that it will pay for the full cost of treatment for COVID-19 cases until April 14, 2020.
After the mentioned date, PhilHealth will still partially cover COVID-19 cases, through a recomputed case rate.
The reason for the grace period is due to the “novelty and the wide range severity of the disease.” Currently, there are no set standards for patient’s case rates or packages.
According to PhilHealth’s statement, “PhilHealth is confident that by the above-mentioned date, more about the behavior of the disease in the Philippines can be learned, a final protocol established and an appropriate case rate developed that will provide adequacy and sustainability to the anti-COVID 19 campaign.”
Additionally, through the Bayanihan We Heal As One Act, all health workers will still be covered beyond the set April 14 date as long as they are working with COVID-19 related health services.
PhilHealth Advisory 2020-022
— PhilHealth (@teamphilhealth) April 2, 2020