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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Congress Approves Free Dialysis Treatment For Indigents

Indigents who are undergoing expensive dialysis treatments can benefit to a new bill who had been approved recently by the House of Representatives. House Bill 9156 seeks to provide free dialysis treatment in national, regional and provincial government hospitals.


Indigents who are undergoing expensive dialysis treatments can benefit to a new bill who had been approved in the House of Representatives. House Bill 9156 seeks to provide free dialysis treatment in national, regional and provincial government hospitals.        Ads   A measure that seeks to provide free dialysis has unanimously approved on third and final reading The House of Representatives a measure seeking to provide free dialysis treatment for indigent patients.    With 177 affirmative votes, the chamber approved House Bill 9156,  providing a comprehensive renal replacement therapy (RRT) for patients with end-stage renal disease in national, regional and provincial government hospitals.    It is also expected to increase the PhilHealth package rate for RRT for its members.    Under the measure, qualified indigent patients will be covered by a "No Balance Billing Policy."   Indigent, as defined in Article 1 of the Republic Act 9241 as a person who has no visible means of income, or whose income is insufficient for the subsistence of his family, as identified by the Local Health Insurance Office and based on specific criteria set by the Corporation in accordance with the guiding principles set forth in Article I of the said act.  It also requires RRT facilities to engage in regular organ donation advocacy activities that will educate Filipinos to carry the organ donor card and increases the PhilHealth Z-benefit package rates for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis after kidney transplant procedures.  Ads      Sponsored Links    Nephrologists, dialysis nurses, dialysis technicians, and operating room nurses in both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis will be required to undergo training.    The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is likewise mandated to provide the remaining needed sessions for both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis after the patients have already used up his or her benefits package from the PhilHealth.

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 A measure that seeks to provide free dialysis has unanimously approved on third and final reading The House of Representatives a measure seeking to provide free dialysis treatment for indigent patients.

With 177 affirmative votes, the chamber approved House Bill 9156,  providing a comprehensive renal replacement therapy (RRT) for patients with end-stage renal disease in national, regional and provincial government hospitals.

It is also expected to increase the PhilHealth package rate for RRT for its members.

Under the measure, qualified indigent patients will be covered by a "No Balance Billing Policy."

Indigent, as defined in Article 1 of the Republic Act 9241 as a person who has no visible means of income, or whose income is insufficient for the subsistence of his family, as identified by the Local Health Insurance Office and based on specific criteria set by the Corporation in accordance with the guiding principles set forth in Article I of the said act.

It also requires RRT facilities to engage in regular organ donation advocacy activities that will educate Filipinos to carry the organ donor card and increases the PhilHealth Z-benefit package rates for peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis after kidney transplant procedures.
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Nephrologists, dialysis nurses, dialysis technicians, and operating room nurses in both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis will be required to undergo training.

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is likewise mandated to provide the remaining needed sessions for both peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis after the patients have already used up his or her benefits package from the PhilHealth.

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