MANILA, Philippines — Health Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire praised the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Wednesday for expanding its coverage of hemodialysis sessions from 90 to 144 until Dec. 31.
“We thank PhilHealth for expanding its benefits for dialysis patients through this issuance,” Vergeire said in a statement. “It will improve the access of our kababayans [countrymen] to life-saving services and help in our implementation of universal health care.”
The new policy took effect on Wednesday, Aug. 3, immediately after the state insurer published the PhilHealth Circular No. 2022-0017.
The new policy, which will be in effect until Dec. 31, will cover …
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