PhilHealth Acting President and CEO Dr. Roy B. Ferrer recently visited PhilHealth Regional Office (PRO) IVA wherein he led an Alaga Ka event on October 12 that was attended by some 420 PhilHealth members under the National Household Targeting System – Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and senior citizens of the Municipal Government Center in Calauag, Quezon.
The activity included a short orientation on members’ benefits, online updating of members' information, and distribution of Member Data Records (MDR) and PhilHealth Identification cards to the beneficiaries present.
Likewise, members Marjorie Vargas and Irish Baroga gave short testimonials on how PhilHealth was able to help them during their confinements. As they were both confined in Magsaysay Memorial Hospital, a government hospital, they were able to enjoy PhilHealth’s No Balance Billing (NBB) Policy.
PRO IVA employees processed a total of 238 PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF) online and distributed 278 MDRs and IDs during the activity.
In the same event, Ferrer and PRO IVA Vice President Dr. Elizabeth S. Fernandez led the ceremonial awarding of the Primary Care Benefit (PCB) 1 check amounting to Php 604,250 to Calauag Rural Health Unit represented by their Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Katherine Pugar-Ruby. The said amount is for the provision of preventive services under the PCB.
Also present during the activity were Quezon 4th District Representative Angelina Helen Tan and Calauag Mayor Luisito Visorde.
After the Alaga Ka event, the PhilHealth team went to RAKKK Prophet Medical Center Inc. for the launching of the Claim Form 4 (CF4) module under the eClaims. A hands-on testing of the CF4 was supervised by BizBox, the HITP provider of the said hospital.
Aside from the launching of the CF4, Ferrer and Fernandez awarded a certificate to RAKKK Prophet Medical Center for being the first Expanded Primary Care Benefit (EPCB) provider of PhilHealth in South Luzon area. Dr. Leovigildo Leopando, Medical Director of the hospital received the said certificate.
With the EPCB, senior citizens, lifetime, and employed members are now entitled to primary care benefits that include health screening and assessment, diagnostic services, follow-up consultations, and medicines.
The PhilHealth Chief ended his regional visit with the "President's Time" with the employees wherein he laid down his plans for benefit enhancement. Ferrer also took the opportunity to commend the region for its 10 day-turn- around-time in the processing of claims. (END) (Sharyll O. Carpio)