In this list of Health Maintenance Organizations or HMOs, one is best for you
Finding a reputable health maintenance organization (HMO) should be seriously considered since your future health care is at stake. It can take a longer process but it can be done. Kaiser International HealthGroup, Inc is among the accredited HMOs.
Health Management Organizations (HMO) have mushroomed taking advantage of increasing appreciation on the importance of having a health care protection. A HMO is a business entity that arranges for pre-paid health care services for their members by contracting with hospitals, physicians and other health professionals for their services.
I've searched over different Philippine government websites such as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Insurance Commission to find a list of legitimate HMOs in the Philippines. I finally found it from the website of the Bureau of Health Facilities and Services, a bureau under the Department of Health.
The Bureau of Health Facilities and Services of the Department of Health (DOH),
regulates the operation of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) in the
Philippines. As of December 31, 2012 the latest official data available, a total of 22 HMOs were issued clearance to operate by BHFS through its Licensing and
There are other known HMOs but not in the DOH list of health facilities with clearance to operate. Just wondered why. This will be in my next research agenda.
Exercise due diligence in choosing health maintenance organizations appropriate for your long term health care needs. You may visit the websites provided.