Sasa, Discovery Health roll out event-based contract model

An alternative reimbursement model has been launched that will benefit patients and encourage best practice among clinicians in the private healthcare sector...

5 Sep 2018

Private healthcare industry needs to change

The "startling costs" of South African private healthcare is at the heart of the Competition Commission's Health Market Inquiry (HMI) draft report released in July...

3 Sep 2018

BHF study: human resources distribution is good and bad news

A distribution audit of healthcare professionals across all disciplines highlights areas of concern, but there are also some reasons for optimism as the country moves towards universal healthcare...

31 Aug 2018

Audiologist convicted of 259 counts of medical aid fraud

Earlier this month, Wandile Theophilus Mashego, an audiologist and speech therapist practising in Pretoria, was found guilty of 259 counts of medical aid fraud and one count for contravening Section 66 of the Medical Schemes Act...

Issued by Bonitas 27 Aug 2018

Market concentration is plaguing South Africa's private healthcare market

The preliminary findings of a recent inquiry into South Africa's private healthcare sector shows worrying trends. Key among the inquiry's revelations are high concentration levels in the market...

By Phumudzo Munyai 17 Aug 2018

5 advantages of universal health coverage

The immense value that universal health coverage brings to a society is reflected by the fact that it is now included in the new Sustainable Development Goals...

16 Aug 2018

Survey: Medical aid customer satisfaction slides

The state of flux the private healthcare industry currently finds itself in is reflected in the declining scores in the 2018 South African Customer Satisfacti on Index (The SA-csi) for Medical Schemes...

3 Aug 2018

Explainer: How competitive is South Africa's private healthcare sector?

After a four and a half year probe initiated by South Africa's Competition Commission, a panel of independent experts released their preliminary report into the country's private healthcare market.

31 Jul 2018

Why South Africa needs to discipline the private healthcare industry

If a service is provided by a company rather than government, this does not automatically mean a market is at work. The point is fairly obvious but has passed many in South Africa by...

By Steven Friedman 26 Jul 2018

Bonitas announces best financial results in 35-year history

Bonitas Medical Fund has reported a solid surplus of R730.20m for 2017, recouping the R16.9m deficit from 2016...

Issued by Bonitas 25 Jul 2018

Will HMI insights get lost in the rush to finalise healthcare laws?

Has the almost simultaneous release of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill, the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill and the provisional findings of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) created an information overload?

23 Jul 2018

Survey: Medical aid members have more choice

In the battle for a slice of the private healthcare market, there has been significant growth in the number of medical schemes performing well across all sections of the medical aid spectrum...

18 Jul 2018

Sama takes issue with Competition Commission findings

The South African Medical Association (Sama) believes that the Competition Commission Health Market Inquiry (HMI) provisional report is faulty in its findings...

9 Jul 2018

You're paying more for less when it comes to medical aid. Here's why

What are your chances of ending up in a hospital? Higher than you'd think if you are a medical aid member in a large city - and the reason reveals some never-before-seen truths about the country's private healthcare sector...

6 Jul 2018

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