As an offshoot of the Provincial Management Committee (PMC) Meeting of Sarangani HEALTH Plus partners conducted on August 16, 2019, Mahintana Foundation, Inc., facilitates the Orientation of PhilHealth electronic claims and Open Data Kit on September 12, 2019 at Tierra Montana Hotel, General Santos City. The orientation on PhilHealth e-claims was intended to address gaps and challenges of 6 province-managed public hospitals (Sarangani Health Facility, Malungon Municipal Hospital, Maasim Municipal Hospital, Glan Medicare Community Hospital, Dr. Cornelio T. Martinez Memorial Hospital and Maitum Municipal Hospital) on reimbursement of PhilHealth case rates through electronic means. There were 33 representatives, particulary the Chiefs of Hospitals, Admin Officers, PhilHealth-in-charge, Pharmacists, and Billing Clerks, coming from those 6 province-managed public hospitals.
The orientation was facilitated by Ms. Margie S. Managuit, HEALTH Plus Project Manager with Dr. Antoniette Ladio, Health Care Delivery and Management Division Chief and Ms. Lelyn T. Jocson, Senior Social Insurance Officer of Benefits Administration Section from PhilHealth Region 12 as Resource Speakers. Some of the gaps and challenges raised were focused on reasons for Return to Hospital (RTH) claims such as documents not successfully attached, lack of documentation as attachment to the claims. Other concerns were on undeclared dependents, lack of documentation on part of the both the principal and/or their dependents and not updated Philippine National Formulary. In the afternoon, the session continued with Orientation on Open Data Kit (ODK), which was popularized by the foundation through its RESOURCEGov Project Phase 2 funded by European Union (EU) implemented in 56 municipalities of Regions 11, 12 and 13. The orientation was facilitated by Ms. Lorielyn Patoc, Project Documenter of RESOURCEGov 2, assisted by Mr. June Ritche Cagata, HEALTH Plus Management Information System (HPMIS) Officer. The activity ended with an agreement for PHO and hospital partners to contact Mahintana Foundation, Inc. should they need assistance for the formal ODK training.