PhilHealth Board extends coverage to member-patients suspected of COVID-19 infection

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The Board of Directors of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has approved a benefit package for member patients under investigation (PUIs) for possible COVID-19 infection who are admitted in health care facilities for isolation and quarantine as advised by competent physicians. Currently, treatment due to coronavirus infection is covered and paid for using case rates. In more severe cases where an infection leads to moderate or high-risk pneumonia, the social health insurer likewise covers attendant medical costs incurred by the patients. In order to help arrest the spread of the COVID-19, the state agency is strongly supporting the Department of Health in its call to observe cleanliness, practice good personal hygiene which include frequent hand washing, and avoid crowded places as much as possible.

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