CDA Implements Medical Assistance for Cooperatives

Starting this December 2022, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) will be implementing the CDA-PCSO Partnership Program on Medical Assistance for Cooperatives (PMAC).

As a background, the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on March 7, 2022 to provide medical and health assistance to micro and small cooperatives and at the same time, strengthen cooperative hospitals as partners.

The PCSO Board of Directors, through Board Resolution, approved the inclusion of the CDA in the schedule of the former’s 6D LOTTO Draws and/or Sweepstakes Partner Tayo sa Kawanggawa. Net Charity Fund proceeds of one (1) 6D Lotto draw per month and one (1) schedule of Sweepstakes Partner Tayo sa Kawanggawa will be allotted to CDA.

The CDA shall provide medical and health assistance to qualified members of micro or small cooperatives with health-related problems coming from the Charity Fund derived from its partnership with the PCSO.  They should also belong to indigent or low- or no-income earners.

The medical needs, for the purpose of implementing PMAC, may include but not limited to the following:

  • Confinement
  • Erythropoietin (dialysis injection)
  • Chemo drugs
  • Specialty Medicines
  • Hemodialysis
  • Laboratory and Diagnostic and Imaging procedures
  • Implant and Medical Devices

The following are the basic requirements as applicants of PMAC:

a) PMAC Cooperative-Member Applicant:

  • Duly accomplished PMAC Form completed by the applicant member;
  • Any of the following government-issued ID of the patient such as Passport, Driver’s License, GSIS UMID, SSS ID, PRC ID, NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate, Digitized Voter’s ID, PhilHealth ID, Senior Citizen’s ID, Government Issued Office ID, DSWD-4Ps ID, Student ID, Coop ID and Barangay Certificate; and
  • Original/Certified True Copy of the Clinical Abstract (for inpatient & chemotherapy)/ Medical Certificate for outpatient duly signed by the attending physician/ oncologist with printed full name, signature and license number. In the absence of the coop member-applicant, authorization Letter from the patient authorizing his/her immediate family member to transact with and receive the assistance from the CDA and
  • Letter request from the cooperative-member addressed to CDA
  • Current running bill from the hospital
  • Certificate of Confinement

b) Endorsing Cooperative:

  • Letter-endorsement duly signed by the Chairman or the General Manager with certification that the applicant is a legitimate member/s

For more information, interested applicant may get in touch with the CDA Regional Offices or visit the CDA website and check CDA Memorandum Circular No. 2022-30, known as the “Guidelines on the Implementation of CDA-PCSO Partnership Program on Medical Assistance for Cooperatives or PMAC.”

Annex 1 PMAC Form