THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) 7 has paid a total of P414.69 million for in-patient coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) claims of 26 hospitals in Cebu, Bohol and Negros Oriental from 2020 to May 31, 2021.
PhilHealth 7 public relations officer Dina Cinchez said there are no in-patient claims for Siquijor, which has had only 158 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Of the total amount, a total of P393.34 million went to hospitals in Cebu, P14.10 million was paid to hospitals in Bohol, and P7.25 million went to hospitals in Negros Oriental.
Cinchez said these amounts are combined payments for mild, moderate, severe and critical Covid-19 cases based on PhilHealth Circular 2020-0009, or the Benefit Packages For Inpatient Care of Probable and Confirmed Covid-19 Developing Severe Illness/Outcomes, including full coverage for those confined from Feb. 1, 2020 to April 14, 2020 per PhilHealth Circular 2020-0011 (Full Financial Risk Protection for Filipino Health Workers and Patients against Covid-19).
Among the hospitals in Cebu which received payment are Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu City (P100,899,374.10), Chong Hua Hospital in Mandaue City (P40,479,388.04), Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital Inc. (P40,612,692.54), Allegiant Regional Care Hospitals Inc. (P22,891,924.86), University of Cebu Medical Center Inc. (P62,203,799.70) and Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (P55,161,618).
Under PhilHealth Circular 2020-0009, the package amount for patients with mild pneumonia (in the elderly) admitted to a private room in a level 1 to 3 hospital is P43,997, while the package amount for cases of moderate pneumonia admitted to a private room in a level 1 to 3 hospital is P143,267.
The package amount for patients with severe pneumonia admitted to a private room or the intensive care unit (ICU) in a level 2 to 3 hospital is P333,519, while the package amount for patients with critical pneumonia admitted in a private room or ICU in a level 2 to 3 hospital is P786,384. (WBS)