• PCSO Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) through the years

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    The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is undoubtedly one of the frontrunner agencies of the government in providing medical and financial assistance to many of our fellow Filipinos.

    PCSO has been consistent in fulfilling its mandate to provide funds to support the various health programs of the government. For more than 80 years, it has been a source of hope for thousands of Filipinos with difficult financial situation due to their and their loved ones’ illnesses and medical conditions.

    Through the IMAP, PCSO has fulfilled its mission to serve hundreds and thousands of patients in need of financial assistance

    Through the IMAP, PCSO has fulfilled its mission to serve hundreds and thousands of patients in need of financial assistance

    Through the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP), PCSO has fulfilled its mission to serve hundreds and thousands of patients in need of financial assistance.

    The PCSO IMAP was launched in 1993 with an objective of providing timely and responsive financial assistance to individual patients with health-related needs through guarantee letters (GL) addressed to hospital, diagnostic laboratories/centers, pharmacies and other health care facilities.

    The program covers the cost of hospitalization, medicines, medical supplies, diagnostic procedures, chemotherapy drugs, dialysis, hearing aid/implant, implants and prosthesis among others.

    In 2015, a total of 249,748 individuals with various medical conditions sought financial assistance from PCSO. The agency earmarked a total of P7 billion worth of financial assistance to cover the health and welfare-related needs of its mandated beneficiaries. The amount is 29 percent more than the P5.44 billion financial help given to the 208,089 beneficiaries in 2014. In January to October 2016, a total of 169,572 Filipinos became recipients of PCSO assistance amounting to P5.73 billion.

    Among the top most requested type of assistance include the following: (1) Confinement/Hospitalization; (2) Chemotherapy; (3) Medicines; (4) Laboratory and Diagnostic Procedure; and (5) Implant/Prosthesis/Medical Devices.

    For as long as there are Filipinos who place their hopes on charitable institutions to ease their tough financial situations due to illnesses and help improve their health conditions to prolong their lives, PCSO will be a constant presence in its mission to provide timely and responsive assistance by enhancing and diversifying its charity programs and services.

    The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) under the leadeship of Jose Jorge E. Corpus implanted an increase in the daily allocation of Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) in the PCSO branches nationwide. From a total daily allocation of P11 million for all PCSO branches, the new and increased allocation is P23.7 million effective November 15, 2016.

    The allocation to each PCSO branch is the fund that will be available for disbursement through guarantee letters to patients requesting for assistance from the particular branch office.

    The increase in the daily IMAP allocation is one of the new measures implemented by the new PCSO Board in its effort to improve PCSO basic services to serve more Filipinos around the country especially the less fortunate ones.

    medical20161221With the growing numbers of patients nationwide needing assistance from PCSO, the IMAP allocation provided to the branch offices is no longer sufficient in order to respond to the medical needs of the disadvantaged and underprivileged sector of our society. Thus the need to increase the daily allocation to be able to deliver fast and efficient service to the Filipino people.

    The funds will be taken from the STL Charity Fund allocation which is projected to generate P386 million from October to December 2016.

    The Southern Tagalog and Bicol branch offices has a 61-percent or P3.8 million on a daily basis from the current IMAP allocation of P1.5 million. A total of 58-percent or a total of P4.4 million is allocated for Northern and Central Luzon branch offices from the current P1.8 million provision daily. Visayas branch offices received an increase of 43-percent or P2.7 million from P1.5 million daily while the Mindanao branch offices got 50-percent o P12.8 million on a daily basis from their current allocation of P6.3 million.

    Certainly, PCSO will strive in bringing quality health programs and services to more and more Filipinos throughout the country with the public’s support to all PCSO products like Lotto, Lotto Express (Keno), Small Town Lottery (STL) and Sweepstakes. “Bawattaya para sakawanggawa.”

    PCSO Desk/ASAP (At Source Ang Processing)
    To make the IMAP more accessible and the delivery of service more efficient to the Agency’s mandated beneficiaries, the PCSO Desk/ASAP (At Source Ang Processing) and Enrolment System for Chemotherapy and Dialysis were developed. As of October 14, 2016, PCSO ASAP Desk is present in 37 government and private hospitals nationwide.

    PCSO Desk, also known as ASAP (At Source Ang Processing) is a service delivery system of the PCSO Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP) established through partnership between PCSO and the health facilities that directly provide various health interventions and welfare services to clients. It was conceived in response to the growing numbers of individuals who seek assistance for health related concerns. Its primary objectives are to expedite the provision of services and facilitate the manner the requests are processed in PCSO.

    PARTNER HEALTH FACILITIES (PHFs)
    (As of October 14, 2016)

    METRO MANILA
    • Government Hospitals
    1. Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
    2. Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital
    3. East Avenue Medical Center
    4. Jose B. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
    5. Las Pinas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center
    6. National Children’s Hospital
    7. Ospital ng Muntinlupa
    8. Philippine Children’s Medical Center
    9. Philippine Heart Center
    10. Quirino Memorial Medical Center
    11. Rizal Medical Center
    12. San Lazaro Hospital
    13. Tondo Medical Center
    14. Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital
    • Private Hospitals
    1. Asian Hospital and Medical Foundation, Inc.
    2. Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    3. Delos Santos Medical Center
    4. FEU-Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Medical Center
    5. Hospital of the Infant Jesus
    6. Manila Doctors Hospital
    7. Makati Medical Center
    8. Mary Johnston Hospital
    9. MCU-FDTMF, Inc.
    10. Metropolitan Medical Center
    11. Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
    12. St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City
    13. St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City
    14. UE-Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
    15. Manila Med Center (Medical Center Manila)
    16. J.P. Sioson General Hospital and Colleges, Incc.

    PROVINCIAL
    • Government Hospitals
    1. Batangas Medical Center
    2. Bulacan Medical Center
    3. Davao Regional and Medical Center
    4. Mandaue City Hospital
    • Private Hospitals
    1. Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries, Inc.
    2. Casto maternity Hospital and Medical Center
    3. Dela Salle University Center

    INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (IMAP)
    Documentary Requirements
    A. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    1. Duly accomplished PCSO IMAP Application Form
    2. Original/Certified True Copy of the updated Clinical Abstract duly signed by the attending physician with license number
    3. Valid ID (Patient and Authorized Representative)
    • Government issued ID
    • Company ID
    • Student ID
    4. Authorization letter from patient and Social Case Study in cases where there is no immediate relative available for interview
    B. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
    B.1. CONFINEMENT
    • Original copy of the Statement of Account/Hospital Bill duly signed by the Billing Officer/Clerk Supervisor
    • Endorsement from the Medical Social Services of the health facility (for charity/service patients)
    • Police Report (for medico-legal cases)
    • Duly executed Promissory Note, if discharged
    B.2. DIALYSIS (Procedure, Medicine, (Epoietin) and Peritoneal Dialysis)
    • Endorsement/Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter (GL)
    (Shall no longer be required in the case of facilities where the PCSO Desk has been established)
    • Official Quotation from service provider
    • Relevant laboratory result
    • Certification from Dialysis Center
    • Prescription, for medicine and peritoneal dialysis
    • Certification of Philhealth membership
    B.3. MEDICINES and CHEMOTHERAPY
    • Relevant laboratory result
    • Original and latest prescription duly signed by physician with license number
    • Photocopy of Histopath/Biopsy report (for chemotherapy)
    • Progress note from the doctor/oncologist (for ongoing chemotherapy)
    • Prescription of medicines or chemodrugs
    • Treatment protocol (additional requirement)
    *For chemotherapy requests
    B.4. RADIATION THERAPY
    • Endorsement/Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter (GL)
    (Shall no longer be required in the case of facilities where the PCSO Desk has been established)
    • Official quotation from service provider with breakdown of expenses and deduction from PHIC
    B.5. SURGICAL SUPPLIES
    • Official quotation with breakdown of expenses
    • List of operating room needs/supplies
    B.6. IMPLANT (Bone/Cochlear)
    • Official sealed quotations from three (3) suppliers
    • Copy of the physician’s order with implant specification
    • Police Report (for medico-legal cases)
    • Date and schedule of operation
    • Copy of the result of relevant procedure i.e. X-ray, CT Scan and MRI
    B.7. LABORATORY/DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES
    • Official Quotation from service provider with breakdown of expenses
    • Laboratory request duly signed by physician with license number
    B.8. MEDICAL DEVICES (Pacemaker/Septal Occluder/PCI)
    • Official sealed quotations from three (3) suppliers
    • Copy of result of procedure, i.e. 2D echo, ECG and Angiogram
    B.9. HEARING AID
    • Official sealed quotations from three (3) suppliers
    • Audiological Evaluation Report signed by a licensed Audiologist
    B.10. WHEELCHAIR
    • Official sealed quotations from TahanangWalangHagdan
    • One (1) whole body picture
    B.11. PROSTHESIS
    • Official sealed quotations from three (3) suppliers
    B.12. PULMONARY APPARATUS
    • Official quotation from service provider
    B.13. NON- & MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES
    • Endorsement/Certificate of Acceptance of PCSO Guarantee Letter (GL)
    (Shall no longer be required in the case of facilities where the PCSO Desk has been established)
    • Relevant laboratory result
    • Costing of procedures
    B.14. TRANSPLANT
    • Relevant laboratory result
    • Cross-matching result
    • Certification of patient’s inclusion in transplant program from authorized representative of National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), if applicable
    • Relevant Philhealth tracking number certification
    • Costing and breakdown of transplant expenses
    B.15. REHABILITATIVE THERAPY (Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy)
    Official quotation from service provider with breakdown of expenses

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