ORMOC CITY – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) recently recognized hospitals and top performing local government units for their successful contribution in the implementation of the National Health Program.
Cited as “Best Private Hospital” is Ormoc’s own OSPA-Farmers Medical Center. Gatchalian Hospital, on the other hand, was also named as among those with high benefit payments.
The top three best performing LGUs in the region are Hilongos, Leyte; the City Government of Catbalogan and Lavezares, Northern Samar. Other LGUs who were runners-up are Laoang, Northern Samar; Sta. Rita, Samar; Gamay, Northern Samar; Pastrana, Leyte; Basey, Samar; Javier, Leyte and Alang-Alang, Leyte.
Miramar Zabala, PhilHealth information officer, said special awards were also conferred to the municipality of Sogod, Southern Leyte for being the “Highest in Benefit Payment” and Taft, Eastern Samar as the “Highest Achiever in Availment Rate”.
Said LGUs were recognized due to the accreditation of their rural health units as Philhealth provider for maternity care package, TB-DOTS and primary care benefits. Also rated are their compliance to the remittance and reporting system, their implementation of Philhealth certification as a requirement for issuance of business licenses and at least 50% premium payment of their sponsored members.
Among the government hospitals, the top 1 performing hospitals are Schistosomiasis Research & Control Hospital in Palo, Leyte and the Northern Samar Provincial Hospital.
The other hospitals that made it to the runners-up were the Leyte Provincial Hospital in Palo, Leyte; Carigara District Hospital and Samar Provincial Hospital.
Other hospitals that were also given citation were the Leyte Provincial Hospital for achieving the “Highest Benefit Payment”; Felipe Abrigo Memorial Hospital in Borongan E. Samar as the “Highest Achiever in Availment Rate”; Hilongos District Hospital as “Highest Achiever in No Balance Billing Implementation”.
The Northern Samar Provincial Hospital was also cited as the “Top Performer in Claims Turn-Around-Time” which means the fastest in submitting claims to Philhealth.
On the other hand, other top performing private hospitals are Domingo Casano Hospital in Borongan E. Samar; Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban, City; and Borongan Doctors Hospital for being “Highest in Benefit Payment”; Our Lady of Guadalupe Hospital in Gen. MacArthur E. Samar as “Highest Achiever in Bed Occupancy Rate” and Our Lady of Refuge Hospital in Carigara, Leyte as “highest achiever in NBB Implementation”. ‘