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Oversupply of hospital beds contributes to healthcare inflation

In South Africa, healthcare costs are not regulated so it is pivotal for medical aids to explore ways of decreasing costs on the supplier side, particularly hospitals...

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Demarcation regulations: In whose best interests?

Are the demarcation regulations a means to erode the private healthcare system ahead of NHI?...

22 Mar 2017

Fraud, waste and abuse - why healthcare is so expensive

Some of the most significant contributors to soaring healthcare costs are fraud, waste and abuse...

15 Mar 2017

Life drops co-payment for Bonitas members

Cost-effective alternatives and sheer member numbers have pressured Life Healthcare into waiving its 30% co-payment for Bonitas Medical Fund members at 14 of its hospitals...

22 Feb 2017

Discovery asks for dismissal of Afrocentric claim

Discovery has asked to have the Competition Tribunal throw out a complaint of collective bargaining against them...

By Michelle Gumede 17 Feb 2017

Schemes battle doctor group at tribunal

Sama and the CMS are to square off at the Competition Tribunal in their long-running row over how specialists bill patients...

By Tamar Kahn 14 Feb 2017

GEMS introduces new membership option

Last year the Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS), in common with other medical schemes, noted rising healthcare costs in the country...

7 Feb 2017

Ramasia's tenure with Bonitas ends

Dr Bobby Ramasia's contract as principal executive officer at Bonitas Medical Fund expired on 31 December 2016...

30 Jan 2017

Final demarcation regulations on medical cover published

The final demarcation regulations governing medical gap cover, hospital cash plans and primary healthcare policies have been published...

By Pericles Anetos 11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Access to quality, affordable healthcare is the goal

Cost containment, managed healthcare and technology are where healthcare is going in 2017...

10 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Sustainability requires innovation

In the next decade the South African healthcare industry will look very different...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: The changing face of healthcare

Four trends in the healthcare industry or 2017, which will have an impact on how we run medical aid companies and how people use them...

By Jeremy Yatt 9 Jan 2017

Two-year transition period fo phase out primary healthcare policies

Insurance companies will get a two-year transition period to phase out existing primary healthcare policies...

By Linda Ensor 28 Dec 2016

Members must hold their medical scheme to account on costs

Many consumers are bewildered by the escalating costs of medical care, and feel powerless in the face of double-digit increases from the country's largest medical schemes...

20 Dec 2016

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Service delivery starts with data. See who's been missing from the spreadsheets

Tanzania's most recent national census tells us that about one in 16 people has a disability in the country's Ruvuma region. But what if the true number was closer to one in five?

By Dominic Haslam 1 Mar 2017

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