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PIA Press Release
2006/10/13

PCF provides effective outpatient services to less fortunate residents

Legazpi City (13 October) -- The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation Capitation Fund (PCF) is released by PhilHealth to local government units that continuously implement and support PhilHealth's Medicare para sa Masa by sponsoring the enrollment of indigent families in the program.

The PhilHealth-accredited Municipal Health Office or Rural Health Unit in the LGU is the implementer of the PhilHealth Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic Benefit Package (OPB). The OPB is a benefit that is currently enjoyed only by PhilHealth indigent members.

Among these benefits are free consultation, chest x-ray, medicines, and laboratory tests. All the same, indigent members can also avail of the regular inpatient benefits for all PhilHealth members.

As of September this year, a PCF amounting to P288,279.69 was released to four LGUs in Albay province that included Oas for P8,276.67; Pioduran, P167,578.02; Polangui, P49,950; and Tiwi, P62,475.

The towns of Basud and Vinzons in Camarines Norte also received a PCF amounting to P35,250. And P67,089.95, respectively.

Gubat town in Sorsogon province received as well a PCF worth P136,976.09.

For Catanduanes province municipality recipients of the PCF were San Miguel - P14,883.33; Bato -P38,529.88; Viga - O117,660.00; Gigmoto - P28,079.51; and Bagamanoc - P51,796.47.

More PCFs are scheduled for release in Albay for the towns of Bacacay, Jovellar, Malilipot, Malinao, Oas, Polangui, Sto. Domingo and Tiwi; Camarines Sur - the municipalities of Baao, Magarao, and San Jose; Camarines Norte - the towns of Basud, Daet, Mercedes, and Sta. Elena towns; and in Sorsogon - the towns of Matnog, Pilar, and Prieto Diaz. (PhilHealth/PIA) [top]

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