Filipino nurses with US licenses can work in US insurance firms here in the Philippines
There’s hope for filipino nurses who passed the NCLEX-RN and obtained US licenses but was not able to land a job in America.
According to House Deputy Majority Leader Roman Romulo, they may now practice their profession in the Manila-based back offices of US health insurance companies.
“There is new demand here for Filipino nurses with active US licenses. The demand is being created by US health insurers that have increasingly found it more cost-effective to offshore their clinical services here,” said Romulo, who supports Manila’s thriving business process outsourcing (BPO) industry.
The remote clinical services ranges from:
- pre-servicing of patients
- discharge planning and support
- reviews of patient’s post-discharge care requirements
Unemployed Filipino nurses should consider taking and passing the NCLEX-RN, so that they could hopefully get US licenses and seek potential employment at the back offices here of US health insurers, Romulo said.
US firms in the Philippines
Radiant Services LLC – is a multinational firm providing a broad range of services, including clinical support for US clients in the healthcare payer and pharmacy benefit management space. They are located at Robinsons Cyberpark in Mandaluyong City and Eastwood Global One in Quezon City.
Exlservice Holdings Inc., – is a BPO firm specializing in healthcare and insurance-related support services. They provide “targeted care-management support” to the 18.2 million members of Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna Inc., another diversified health benefits company. The two centers are located at the SM Mall of Asia.
UnitedHealth Group Inc. has started enlisting Filipino nurses with active US licenses, basic computer skills as well as hospital and BPO experience, to perform jobs as “nurse associates, clinical quality analysts and clinical managers.” They are located at McKinley Hill Cyberpark in Taguig City.