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Byline: Nestor P. Burgos Jr., Inquirer Visayas
ILOILO CITYTHE PHILIPPINE HEALTH INSURANCE CORP. (PhilHealth) has found a Bacolod City hospital guilty of fabricating claims for cataract surgeries conducted on patients recruited through medical missions.
In a 14-page decision dated Sept. 16, the PhilHealth arbitration department found the Bacolod Our Lady of Mercy Specialty Hospital guilty of six counts of padding of claims and breach of accreditation.
It ordered the hospital to pay a fine of P10,000 for each count or a total of P120,000 and meted a three-month suspension of its PhilHealth accreditation for each count or a total of 36 months.