PhilHealth withdraws accreditation of WellMed Dialysis Center in QC

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation on Tuesday, June 18, withdrew its accreditation of WellMed Dialysis Center.

PhilHealth said it made the move in light of the ghost dialysis mess that has led to charges being filed against  one of its owners, Bryan Sy, and the two whistleblowers, Edwin Roberto and Liezel Aileen de Leon.

Charges were filed against seven other WellMed employees.

“PhilHealth accreditation is a privilege granted to qualified health care providers for them to participate in the National Health Insurance Program, and can be withdrawn at the discretion of the Corporation after due evaluation of their capacity and integrity,” PhilHealth said.

It said Philhealth has “ceased paying the said dialysis center for their claims” prior to the withdrawal.

PhilHealth also urged qualified beneficiaries who are availing of WellMed’s services to transfer to other accredited facilities.