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Benefits of Anti-Hospital Deposit Law to hospitals and medical clinics
"The Anti-Hospital Deposit Law prohibits hospitals and medical clinics from demanding deposits and advance payments for the confinement and treatment of patients, which is obviously advantageous to patients, especially for those who are financially in distress. I just want to know if the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law, likewise, has benefits in favor of hospitals and medical clinics. RodillaDear Rodilla, Please be informed of Section 5 of Republic Act 109321, which further amended and inserted Sections 7 and 8, among others, to Batas Pambansa 702, otherwise known as “An Act Prohibiting the Demand of Deposits or Advance Payments for the Confinement or Treatment of Patients in Hospitals and Medical Clinics in Certain Cases,” which provide:“SEC. 7. Philhealth Reimbursement of Basic Emergency Care. — Philhealth shall reimburse the cost of basic emergency care and transportation services incurred by the hospital or medical clinic for the emergency medical services given to poor and indigent patients. Furthermore, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office shall provide medical assistance for the basic emergency care needs of the poor and marginalized groups.“SEC. 8. Tax Deductions. - Other expenses incurred by the hospital or medical clinic in providing basic emergency care to poor and indigent patients not reimbursed by PhilHealth shall be tax deductible.” (Emphasis supplied) Clearly, hospitals and med the cost of basic emergency care and transportation services they incurred in providing emergency medical services to poor and indigent patients. Further, those expenses that are not reimbursed by the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. shall be tax deductible.We hope that we were able to answer your queries. Please be reminded that this advice is based solely on the facts you have narrated and our appreciation of the same. Our opinion may vary when other facts are changed or elaborated.Editor’s note: Dear PAO is a daily column of the Public Attorney’s Office. Questions for chief Acosta may be sent to "
 

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"Benefits of Anti-Hospital Deposit Law to hospitals and medical clinics" was written by Mary under the Legal Advice category. It has been read 133 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 14 September 2021.
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