PhilHealth lowers cost of COVID-19 testing package after criticisms

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MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) announced Wednesday that it will roll out a more affordable rate for their coronavirus testing packages after an opposition senator earlier flagged its “overpriced” testing package.

In a statement, PhilHealth said the lowering of rates is the result of its “continuing consultation with stakeholders and infectious disease experts.”

From PhilHealth’s initial benefit package ranging from P2,710 to P8,150, the new rate will be from as low as P901 to P3,409.

The following is the new PhilHealth rates as approved by its Board of Directors:

-P3,409 – All services for testing are procured and provided by …

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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