Case rate worth P8K for heat stroke patients

Case rate worth P8K for heat stroke patients

PhilHealth-Davao said that patients who experience heat stroke and exhaustion can now avail of a case rate worth P8,000.

Kleah Gayle D. Guevara, public relations officer at the public affairs unit of Philheath-Davao, said during the Kapehan sa Dabaw on Monday, May 7, 2024, at SM Ecoland that if someone needs to be rushed or admitted to a hospital due to heat stroke or exhaustion, Philheath will cover their expenses. 

"We have a package rate of P8,450 for those admitted for heat stroke,” she said.

Guevara clarified that they have varied case rate, and the P8,450 is for people admitted or hospitalized because of heat stroke or exhaustion. 

However, Guevara stressed that prevention is still better than cure thus, people must avoid staying outdoors for too long, especially during extreme temperatures. She added that if they are already experiencing the symptoms of heat stroke they must immediately go to the nearest hospital to get checked. 

“At the onset of the symptoms or is feeling unwell na kaya naman ipa-checkup (At the onset of the symptoms or when they are feeling unwell and want to get checked at a hospital) ,” she said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Giannelli Kristine Remocaldo, the medical evaluator under the benefits administration section of PhilHealth, expressed that they also have another program and that is the Konsulta package, there is a specific amount for specific diagnoses.  

Remocaldo added that every Konsulta package is a capitalization case wherein, whether the services were acquired or not, the provider is given an amount per capita or per person per year. She said that the capitalization is P500 per person per year for government agencies, while for private hospitals, it's P750 per person. She said that by July or June 2024, they are expecting the Konsulta package to increase to P1,750 for both public and private healthcare providers. RGP

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