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Senator demands insurers pay alleged multimillion-dollar debt to Pediatric Hospital

By on March 28, 2017

Sen. Ángel "Chayanne" Martínez Santiago, designated chairman of the P.R. Senate's Health Committee. (Agustín Criollo/CB)

Sen. Ángel “Chayanne” Martínez Santiago, designated chairman of the P.R. Senate’s Health Committee. (Agustín Criollo/CB)

SAN JUAN – Senate Health Committee Chairman Ángel “Chayanne” Martínez ordered insurance companies to pay a multimillion-dollar debt to the University Pediatric Hospital (HOPU by its Spanish acronym) within the next 30 days, stressing medical services are at risk.

“As informed, Triple-S owes $4.96 million, while IMS PSC has a debt of $4,513,363. Moreover, MMM-PSG owes $3,156,525, and insurer PMC-PSG owes the hospital $1,744,972. Meanwhile, Molina-PSG owes HOPU $4,109,883,” the senator wrote. “We are giving them 30 calendar days to begin the payment process,” he stated.

Martínez collected the information from a Health Committee inspection of the hospital on March 6, during which it received a report of its accounts receivable as of  Feb. 14.

The senator said the funds owed will be used to build an imaging center and sedation room for children.

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