With the aim of establishing a mechanism for regular communication between PhilHealth and its accredited health care providers, Project ReachOut was created in February 2013.
Since then, the ReachOut team has conducted several trainings, fora and seminars for our partner Health Care Providers in order to update them on the latest PhilHealth circulars and policies and to address their concerns. Based on the latest guidelines in the implementation of the PhilHealth ReachOut Program, the PhilHealth Regional Office I considers the Reachout Booth as one of the methods of bringing PhilHealth closer to the Health Care Professionals.
In June, PhilHealth was invited to attend the 90th Anniversary and Induction Program of the Pangasinan Medical Society at CSI Stadia, Dagupan City. A Reachout Booth was set up, with members of the ReachOut Team, together with the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Section Head responding to questions of visitors. Forms like Application for Accreditation/ Re-accreditation of Health Care Providers and information materials were distributed. Likewise, their questions and requests for clarifications on PhilHealth policies were also answered.
The ReachOut Booth was greatly appreciated by the Health Care Professionals since their clinic hours and hospital duty schedules do not permit them easily to go to the PhilHealth office to clarify their concerns. Through the ReachOut booth, PhilHealth’s relationship with its accredited Health Care Institutions and Health Care Professionals is strengthened. (END) (Jerelle Lyn B. Sison)