By Noreen Jazul
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) said it has enough funds to shoulder treatments of COVID-19 patients under its new case rate.
PhilHealth President and CEO Ricardo Morales said the new case rate was calculated for the long-term to ensure that funds will remain sufficient.
“Ang ating calculation netong case rate na ito, pang matagalan kasi di natin alam kung hanggang kelan etong COVID-19 na ito,” Morales told GMA News.
“Ang importante magkasya yung pondo natin at mapangalagaan natin ang nakararami na Pilipino,” he added.
Morales said he is confident that PhilHealth can keep up with the new rates it has imposed for COVID-19 treatments.
Under the new case rate which was implemented starting April 15, the highest coverage for COVID-19 patients is at P786,384 for critical cases.
Patients with severe pneumonia can be covered up to P333,519, while moderate to mild cases can be insured up to P143,267, and P43,997, respectively.