St. Luke’s Medical Center will soon be a provider for Medicaid and MIP patients. The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) is pleased to make this announcement as St. Luke’s Medical Center signs the provider agreement on Thursday, May 11, 2023.
This agreement with St. Luke’s Medical Center will be the first of its kind, in which a foreign country hospital has formally become an enrolled provider for Guam Medicaid. As a result of this agreement, Guam physicians may soon be able to refer their Medicaid and MIP patients to St. Luke’s Medical Center for services that are not available on Guam. Last year, Guam Medicaid covered 47,381 eligible individuals which represents 13,680 households.
Guam Medicaid’s efforts to secure a Manila-based provider started as early as 2012. St. Luke’s Medical Center partnership with Guam-based Philippine Medical and Dental Referral Services has made this engagement with Guam Medicaid possible.
“This partnership is a great example of how healthcare providers and government agencies can work together to improve the health outcomes of our communities,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our mission is to help our citizens get the care that they deserve, regardless of their financial status. Through this agreement we will be able to reach more of our people who need our services and ensure that they receive the best possible care,” said DPHSS Director Arthur San Agustin.
St. Luke’s Medical Center, located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines consists of a 14-story nursing tower with 542 beds, along with an 11-story medical arts building which can house clinics for 374 doctors. The hospital also hosts institutes for an array of specialty services aimed at addressing cancer, digestive and liver diseases, eyes, neurosciences, pediatrics and child care. “We are excited to partner with St. Luke’s to expand access to quality healthcare for Medicaid and MIP patients,” said Director San Agustin.
The information above was taken from a news release from the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services.