PhilHealth-6 scales up anti-fraud campaign

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has intensified its anti-fraud initiatives to deter the misuse of the agency’s fund.

Janet A. Monteverde, Acting Regional Vice-President for Western Visayas, said PhilHealth has strengthened its campaign to help curb fraud in light of the Universal Health Care Law’s enactment.

“We cannot risk our fund to any corrupt individuals for their personal gain. PhilHealth is in close collaboration with our relevant stakeholders and partners to protect our fund,” she said.

One of the noble activities of PhilHealth’s Satellite Office is the PhilHealth Responsive Information Dissemination and Education Service (Philhealth RIDES) wherein employees of the Corporation put to good use their biking skills to reach remote areas in the island to orient members on their benefits, update their profile and at the same time enroll new members to PhilHealth.

“Our dedicated men and women use their love for biking to bring PhilHealth closer to our members especially those living in far-flung areas,” Monteverde said.

Furthermore, one of the latest initiatives of PhilHealth 6 is its Text BPN, which is a platform where members can now receive their Benefit Payment Notice through text messaging instead via postal or “snail” mail.

Monteverde said that once the member received the BPN, they could compare this with the statement of account from the hospital if indeed the PhilHealth benefits were accurately deducted from the actual bill. (PhilHealth-6/PIA-Iloilo)