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PhilHealth cuts hospital accreditation amid anomalies in Cagayan

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TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) did not renew the accreditation papers of Puyaoan General Hospital in northern Camalaniugan town in Cagayan amid issues of ghost patients and other anomalies in the facility.

Regional Vice President Oscar Abadu Jr. of Philhealth-Cagayan Valley region, in a statement, said the hospital’s accreditation was not renewed for breach of performance of contract.

Puyaoan said health officials allegedly admitted patients in the guise of confinement just to get Philhealth benefits even if they should have been only checked up within the day.

The hospital was also allegedly collecting patient fees higher than those allowed by the health insurance corporation, complainants told Philhealth.

The hospital’s accreditation can only be restored if the Philhealth accreditation committee would find merit in the hospital officials’ motion for reconsideration, Abadu added.

He advised patients to avail only of medical services from Philhealth-accredited hospitals and clinics.

(PNA)

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