PhilHealth tandems with Ifugao Hospital to help more members

LAGAWE, Ifugao (PIA) — PhilHealth members  in the province now have better access to essential medical care with the PhilHeath accreditation of the newly opened Ifugao  Provincial Hospital(IGH).

PhilHealth Cordillera Regional Vice President Dr. Dominga Gadgad  said the accreditation of the IGH by the Philhealth is a significant milestone. It is a testament of the hospital’s commitment to provide quality and affordable healthcare service to all PhilHealth members in the province.

PhilHealth Cordillera Regional Vice President Dr. Dominga Gadgad congratulates Ifugao General Hospital for achieving accreditation from PhilHealth during the inauguration of the Hospital in Lumingay, Poblacion North, Lagawe, Ifugao.

As a Philhealth accredited  facility, members regardless of their socio-economic status,  can avail of medical assistance and health benefits at the IGH,  including the copayment policy and senior citizen discounts.

Copayment refers to a flat fee or predetermined rate paid at the point of service, as determined by the PhilHealth.

“Dapat damang-dama ng bawat taga- Ifugao ang benepisyo mula sa PhilHealth,”  Gadgad said.

These policies are not only legal obligations but are also reflections of our commitment to promote equity and inclusivity in healthcare delivery, she added.

To ensure continuous quality service for PhilHealth members, PhilHealth has assigned a claim processor and PhilHealth Customer Assistance Relations and Empowerment Staff or PCARES to IGH to assist patients in filing their claims for PhilHealth benefits.

Gadgad also encouraged the hospital to actively participate in the PhilHealth Konsulta program by becoming a PhilHealth Konsulta provider to further expand access to primary healthcare services and preventive interventions beneficial for the people and the province.

“Let us remember that our ultimate goal is to serve with love, compassion, competence, and dedication. Together, let us strive to make IGH not just a place of healing but also a symbol of hope, resilience, and solidarity for generations to come,” she said.

The new IGH was finally inaugurated in April, about 13 years since it started construction.(JDP/FBR- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

Ifugao province led by Governor Jerry Dalipog (5th from the left) and Hospital Chief Dr. Joseph Bulayungan (2nd from left) receive certification from PhilHealth led by Cordillera Regional Vice President Dr. Dominga Gadgad (4th from the left).

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