National Conciliation and Mediation Board
Regional Branch No. 5
Legazpi City – The Regional Branch V of the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB-V) conducted staff development activity on July 18-19, 2016 held at the NCMB-V office and at the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)-5. Resource persons from local branches of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), and Social Security System (SSS) were invited to discuss their respective programs and services to employees of the Branch. Some employees from RTWPB5were also invited to join inasmuch as there were only seven (7) employees from the Branch who were able to attend the activity.
Mr. Bibiano A. Mediana, Social Insurance Specialist of PHIC Region 5 was the first speaker on July 18 wherein he discussed PHIC as a government-owned and controlled corporation that administers the National Health Insurance Program that seeks to provide universal health insurance coverage and ensure affordable, acceptable, available, accessible, and quality health care services for all citizens of the Philippines. He talked about PhilHealth benefits whereby health care providers are paid a fixed amount for each treated medical or surgical case called “per-case payment.” He also said that diseases and procedures are classified in accordance with the ICD 10 (International Code of Diseases).