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PhilHealth extends 2021 accreditation of healthcare facilities

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) on Tuesday announced that it will extend the validity of all currently accredited health facilities (HFs) until January 31, 2022.

In its Advisory No. 2021-049 signed by its President and CEO Atty. Dante A. Gierran, the state agency made the extension provided that “… they (HFs) have submitted their complete applications for CY 2022 accreditation to the concerned PhilHealth Regional Office on or before January 31, 2022.”

The PhilHealth Chief also reminded that applications received for continuous or renewal of accreditation beyond January 31, 2022 may result in a gap in a facility’s accreditation.

Earlier in November 2021, PhilHealth released Advisory 2021-046 saying it has started accepting applications for continuous or renewal of accreditation until December 31, 2021. However, to give HFs ample time and to ensure continuous processing of their claims, the validity was further extended.

Continuous accreditation is provided under the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 10606 or the National Health Insurance Act of 2013. Accreditation is granted to health care providers that have applied through basic participation and complied with the requirements prescribed by PhilHealth, qualifying them to uninterrupted participation in the Program until their accreditation is withdrawn based on rules set by the Corporation. 

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