In an article posted by Sunstar.com, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the implementation of the “No Deposit” policy was signed by six private hospitals in Cagayan de Oro City together with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) last December 8, Friday.
This includes the Polymedic Velez, Polymedic Medical Plaza, Madonna and Child Hospital, Cagayan de Oro Medical Center (COMC), Sabal Hospital Inc., and Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital. However, the Cagayan University Medical Center (CUMC) have not yet signed the MOA.
According to the Vice President of Philhealth-Mindanao Datu Masiding Alonto Jr. that all Philhealth eligible members can now avail health care without giving advance payments or deposit. The signing of the MOA also strengthens the Republic Act 10932 of the Philippines.
Further, the RA 1032 is an act of penalizing the refusal of hospitals and medical clinics to administer appropriate initial medical treatment and support in emergency and serious cases.