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Dialysis Center Faced w/ Case Filed by PhilHealth Over Alleged Claims of Dead Patients’ Benefits

PHILHEALTH – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation filed a case against a dialysis center for allegedly claiming the benefits of dead patients.

Most of the Filipino populace are insured under the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. It is a lot of people’s turn-to in the face of medical emergencies.

Currently, the chief executive officer and the acting president of health insurance firm is Roy Ferrer.

Recently, Ferrer confirmed that they lodged a case against a dialysis center over anomalous transactions with the state-run health insurance institution.

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Based on a recent report on Inquirer, WellMed Dialysis & Laboratory Center Corp.’s former employee Edwin Roberto claimed that PhilHealth continues to pay for the benefits of the dead patients.

In a press conference, PhilHealth stressed that it does not tolerate such act. Ferrer also revealed that they have already filed 28 counts of administrative cases against the dialysis center who allegedly claimed the benefits of dead patients.

“Such acts as it undermines the people’s entitlement to one of their basic rights as human beings – the right for appropriate medical care,” he said based on the report.

Aside from the administrative complaints, the state-run insurance institution is also evaluation twelve(12) other cases for the filing of complaints.

Ferrer expressed an encouragement to whistle blowers to come out and reveal what they know. They also call for the public to report to them fraudulent activities related to the medical insurance institution.

As of this writing, there are still no further information regarding the matter. We’ll keep you posted for updates.

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