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PhilHealth eyes libel over claim late payments forcing 300 hospitals to close

May 30, 2020 - 8:01 PM

Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines chief Rustico Jimenez is practically blackmailing PhilHealth into ‘paying out public funds without due diligence,’ says the government-owned corporation

Private hospitals’ group asks Duterte to replace Duque as health chief

May 25, 2020 - 8:22 PM

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines says PhilHealth, which is chaired by Francisco Duque III, has given hospitals the runaround when it comes to reimbursements

CALL FOR REPLACEMENT. File photo of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Hontiveros slams private hospitals for threat to cut ties with Philhealth

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year

'CALLOUS, CRIMINAL.' Senator Risa Hontiveros slams private hospitals' threat to withdraw accreditation from Philhealth due to unpaid reimbursements.

Supreme Court affirms law that bans hospital deposits during emergencies

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The en banc votes unanimously to uphold the law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, partly to respect the wisdom of both Congress and the executive branch

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Private hospitals warn TRAIN 2 will jack up medical bills

Aug 06, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines also says cutting corporate tax incentives would lead to the closure of some hospitals

BILLS. The Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines, Inc. warns patients will shell out more for healthcare if tax perks will be cut. Rappler file photo

Public and private hospitals to put up dengue express lanes

Mar 06, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this is a 'confidence-building measure' to show parents that the health sector is prioritizing the needs of the kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia

DENGUE FAST LANES. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III signs the MOA along with the presidents of various hospital associations on March 6, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Residents pitch in to build state-of-the-art hospital

Oct 07, 2017 - 3:32 PM

In Nueva Vizcaya, Salubris Medical Center is seen as 'a hospital of the masses'

HEALTH AND WELLNESS. The main lobby of Salubris Medical Center in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Health workers assured of limited work hours, holiday pay

Sep 26, 2017 - 9:02 AM

A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment emphasizes the benefits health workers are entitled to

LIMITED WORK HOURS. A new order released by the Department of Labor and Employment limits the work hours of health personnel. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PHAP plans to ask SC to stop anti-hospital deposit law

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Senator Risa Hontiveros hits the looming petition saying Common sense and basic humanity dictate that lives are more important than profit

LOOMING TRO. The PHAP plans to halt the implementation of the newly signed law imposing tougher sanctions on hospitals demanding deposits before treating emergencies.

Family denied death certificate over unpaid hospital bills

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Misajon family lost a loved one but that was not the end of their ordeal

Metro Pacific plans to buy 12 provincial hospitals

Jan 28, 2015 - 8:20 AM

The Pangilinan led utility and infrastructure giant aims to become the country s largest hospital group

HOSPITAL GROUP. Metro Pacific Investment Corporation's hospital units include the Makati Medical Center and its College of Nursing, with 33.4% economic interests. Screen grab from Makati Medical Center's online virtual tour

The death of healthcare options for the poor

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:25 AM

Can doctors play a larger role in advocating better access to quality healthcare for the poor?

DOH introduces nat'l accreditation body for hospitals

Aug 08, 2014 - 6:46 PM

The objective of the Hospital Accreditation Commission is to make hospital services in the Philippines more globally competitive through accreditation

PhilHealth answers delayed reimbursement allegations

May 26, 2014 - 5:04 PM

PhilHealth president Alexander Padilla asks Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines chief Rustico Jimenez to stick to facts

Modernization of gov't hospital raises fears of privatization

May 31, 2013 - 7:00 PM

Patients and health workers of the Philippine Orthopedic Center are worried that a modernization plan will lead to the end of charity in government hospitals

DOH gives hospitals 3 more years to comply with reclassification

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:31 PM

The Department of Health and representatives from private hospitals have reached a compromise that will give healthcare facilities a maximum of 3 years to comply with the government s hospital reclassification scheme

PhilHealth: 'infirmaries' will still be accredited

Nov 09, 2012 - 5:08 PM

PhilHealth clarifies that regardless of what may come out of the reclassification of hospitals the state run insurance corporation will still accredit these medical facilities

Hospital reclassification to burden poor?

Nov 05, 2012 - 10:36 PM

The Department of Health hospital reclassification program is bound to make it more difficult for poor people to access healthcare and even prevent health workers from going abroad