What is the PVAO – VMMC Veterans Hospitalization & Medical Care Program (VMHCP)

It is a program that provides hospitalization and medical care benefits to Filipino veterans and their dependents through VMMC and other PVAO VMMC accredited government and private hospitals nationwide.

What are the objectives of VMHCP

The objectives of the program are:

1. To address the health care needs of the veterans and their qualified dependents who do not have convenient access to VMMC, especially those from far flung areas.

2. To provide reimbursement or subsidy of hospitalization expenses, including medical procedures, selected drugs and medicines

The guiding aspiration of this program is that “No veteran shall pay for his own medicine.”

Who are eligible to avail the benefits?

• World War II Veteran

• Dependent of World War II Veteran

• Post World War II Veteran (PEFTOK and PHILCAG veterans) and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

• Dependent of Post-World War II Veteran and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

At present, World War II veterans, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans are reimbursed 100% of their hospitalization and medical expenses.

Who are eligible to avail the benefits?

• World War II Veteran

• Dependent of World War II Veteran

• Post World War II Veteran (PEFTOK and PHILCAG veterans) and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

• Dependent of Post-World War II Veteran and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

At present, World War II veterans, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans are reimbursed 100% of their hospitalization and medical expenses.

Who are eligible to avail the benefits?

• World War II Veteran

• Dependent of World War II Veteran

• Post World War II Veteran (PEFTOK and PHILCAG veterans) and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

• Dependent of Post-World War II Veteran and soldiers killed-in-action (KIA)

At present, World War II veterans, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans are reimbursed 100% of their hospitalization and medical expenses.

Where to avail the VHMCP?

Generally, the VHMCP may be availed of in all PhilHealth-accredited government hospitals, PVAO-VMMC accredited private hospitals, eye centers, dialysis centers, and dental clinics. The complete list of accredited medical institutions is available in PVAO and VMMC websites.

At present, World War II veterans, Korean, and Vietnam War veterans are reimbursed 100% of their hospitalization and medical expenses.

What are the benefits of the VHMCP?

Daily In-Patient Hospital Subsidy

HMCP provides full reimbursement of medical expenses for veterans of World War II, PEFTOK, PHILCAG and authorized dependents of AFP personnel who were Killed-in-Action. It also provides payment of P1,500.00 per day of hospital confinement up to a maximum of 45 days per patient per year. The amount of reimbursement will be based on the patient’s actual bill net of other applicable discounts such as Senior Citizen discount, PhilHealth benefits, HMOs, etc.

It will be paid or reimbursed by PVAO-VMMC to the accredited hospital where the eligible patient was confined upon receipt by VMMC of billing documents.

Reimbursement of Drugs and Medicines

• Medicines of confined veteran / veteran dependent patients classified as critical or non-critical cases:

Critical Caseat cost but not to exceed P20,000.00 per confinement
Non-critical Caseat cost but not to exceed P10,000.00 per confinement

• OPD maintenance medicines for hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hypercholesterolemia, prostate, anti-psychotic drugs and oral antibiotics, and other Philippine National Drug Formulary (PNDF) OPD maintenance medicines. Such medicines shall be reimbursed at cost but not to exceed its Philippine National Drug Price Reference Index (PNDRI) ceiling price totalling to P2,000.00 per claim per month.

• Anti-rejection drugs worth P20,000.00 per month net of Senior Citizen and PhilHealth discount.

**Amount to be reimbursed shall be based on the PNDRI of the Department of Health. Drugs and medicines should be included in the list of Philippine National Drug Formulary (PNDF).

**The request for reimbursement of drugs and medicines of confined veteran or veteran dependent as well as reimbursement of OPD Maintenance Medicines and oral antibiotics shall pass through the VMMC Medical Screening Committee for evaluation and validation prior to processing of payment by offices concerned.

Subsidy for Medical Procedures and Other Benefits

VHMCP also provides partial subsidy to certain select procedures that veterans or their dependents usually avail of, given their age, health condition, and other factors.

What are the medical procedures under the VHMCP?

Cataract SurgeryPayment of actual billing not to exceed P14,000.00 per eye
Orthopedic ImplantsAt cost but not to exceed P30,000.00 per implant
DenturesAt cost but not to exceed P5,000.00 (P2,500.00 for upper dentures and P2,500.00 for lower dentures)
Hernia MeshAt cost but not to exceed P2,000.00 per mesh
Hearing AidAt cost not to exceed P30,000.00 per device
Orthopedic BracesAt cost but not to exceed to P6,000.00 per piece
Hemodialysis TreatmentNot to exceed P400.00 per treatment, and cost of epoetin alfa. In excess of 90 treatments covered by PhilHealth, P2,500.00 per treatment will be reimbursed.
Cardiac BypassP200,000.00
Coronary AngiogramAt cost but not to exceed P30,000.00
Chemotherapeutic AgentsP10,000.00 per cycle up to a maximum of 6 cycles
AngioplastyP100,000.00 for single stent and only up to a maximum of P150,000.00 for two or more vessel stents
Endoaneurysmectomy for Thoracic / Abdominal Aortic AneurysmUp to a maximum of P40,000.00 for vascular graft only
Pacemaker PlacementP20,000.00 for temporary pacemaker placement and P180,000.00 for permanent pacemaker placement, all inclusive
Cranical CT ScanNot to exceed P4,000.00 with or without contrast
Other CT Scan and MRI proceduresAmount to be reimbursed will be based on VMMC rate / approved fees and charges
ColonoscopyNot to exceed P2,000.00
Extra corporal Shock Wave Litotripsy (ESWL)Not to exceed P40,000.00
Peritoneal Dialysis (IPD and CADP)Not to exceed P5,000.00 per week up to a
maximum of P20,000.00 per month
Rehabilitation ServicesP350.00 per treatment session maximum of 3 treatments session per week
Ventilator RentalAt cost but not to exceed P300.00 per day
Kidney TransplantNot to exceed P200,000.00 net of PhilHealth coverage and Senior Citizen discount
BrachytherapyReimbursable amount for the whole treatment is P360,000.00 net of PhilHealth and Senior Citizen discounts
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13)*One time reimbursement, at cost but not to exceed P2,700.00
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (PPSV23)*Amount that can be reimbursed is at cost but not to exceed P696.28

• Basis of reimbursement is DPRI Ceiling Price or the prevailing market price whichever is most advantageous to the veterans and veteran dependents.

What are the requirements and steps to avail of VHMCP?

There are two steps to avail of the VHMCP.

(1) Through the accredited hospital – Upon availing of medical services at any PVAO-VMMC accredited hospital, immediately request the hospital staff to apply for VHMCP on your behalf.

(2) Individual filing for reimbursement – A veteran / veteran-dependent may opt to file direct reimbursement of hospital subsidy, provided that the request was done not later than 180 days or six (6) months from date of hospital discharge or availment of medical services.

For both methods, the following requirements will be needed:

a. Accomplished Reimbursement Form (which can be downloaded at pvao.gov.ph or vmmc.gov.ph) or Request Letter (addressed to VMMC Director North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City)

b. Statement of Accounts (with date of admission and discharge) signed by the Billing Officer/Staff of the Hospital. Statement of Account received through email sent by the hospital is acceptable.

c. Medical Certificate / Discharge Summary (indicating period of confinement) signed by the Attending Physician or authorized signatory of the Hospital.

d. Proof of Veteran Status by providing a copy of any of the following: the VMMC Medical Card; PVAO Pensioner’s ID; Certification from PVAO; AFP Retiree’s ID; Military Honorable Discharge Paper; Retirement Order

Additional documentary requirements may be applicable:

e. Medical Certificate / Medical Abstract indicating period of confinement (if hospitalized), issued by the attending physician or authorized signatory of the Hospital

f. Prescription Form signed by the Physician of the Accredited Hospital (if drugs and medicines were not indicated in the detailed Statement of Account)

g. Certificate of Documented Sensory-Neural Hearing Loss issued by any Accredited Hearing Aid Center (for hearing aid reimbursement)

h. Birth Certificate / legal adoption papers or VMMC Medical Card (whichever is available) for children below 18 years old

i. PVAO Pensioner ID or Photocopy of Death Certificate of Veteran and Marriage Contract (whichever is available) if the veteran is deceased and the claimant is the spouse

j. Photocopy of Death Certificate of the Patient and the Spouse and Affidavit of the Nearest Kin (if both the veteran and spouse are deceased and the claimant is a child of the veteran)

k. Notarized Waiver or Deed of Assignment from the siblings of the claimant (if both the veteran and spouse are deceased and the claimant is one of the children of the veteran)

l. Photocopy of the ID of the claimant

m. Notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA) (if the claimant is a representative of veteran or veteran-dependent)

All documents on the availment of the benefits of the VHMCP will be submitted to the VMMC Office of the Director and will be evaluated/validated by the VMMC Medical Screening Committee.

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LIST OF VETERANS ACCREDITED HOSPITALS