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#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare
#InnovationMonth: How tech is transforming healthcare

Discovery Health has built its very successful Vitality programme, which is a blueprint for other rewards schemes, not only in healthcare, but other sectors too...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2017

Dr Numaan Mohamood, divisional director of member care, Liberty Health
Doctor retention and sustainable healthcare

Thanks to solid population risk management tools, the potential to attract and restain medical talent and services in-country has never been better...

12 Sep 2017

Private sector skills and resources of enormous benefit to implementation of NHI
Private sector skills and resources of enormous benefit to implementation of NHI

"Right now the focus must be on delivering a well-managed, functional and financially viable universal healthcare model for all South Africans that embraces public and private participation and buy-in..."

4 Sep 2017

valelopardo via
Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

Healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated environment with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans...

31 Aug 2017

Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusive
Cost containment and quality healthcare need not be mutually exclusive

The South African healthcare system is in transition as we move towards the implementation of National Health Insurance. There is considerable opportunity for securing a brighter healthcare future for all...

By Mark Arnold 30 Aug 2017

Is SA's healthcare getting better?
Is SA's healthcare getting better?

Insight Survey's latest South African Healthcare Industry Landscape Report 2017 provides a holistic understanding of the healthcare landscape in South Africa based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 28 Aug 2017

HPCSA warns against global fee agreements
HPCSA warns against global fee agreements

The HPCSA has urged healthcare practitioners to consult them before signing global fee or other arrangements with medical schemes...

15 Aug 2017

Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
Does SA's private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

The health minister said that private healthcare serves only 16% of the population. But his claim is misleading...

By Liesl Pretorius, Africa Check 8 Aug 2017

Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?
Are the demarcation regulations unconstitutional?

A consequence of the demarcation regulations coming into force is that up to two million policyholders using insurance products to access healthcare are now uninsured...

8 Aug 2017

Commed members to move to Bonitas
Commed members to move to Bonitas

After the Community Medical Aid Scheme (Commed) was placed under provisional curatorship by order of court in June, it has now been decided that all its members will be transferred to Bonitas Medical Fund...

4 Aug 2017

Experts decry plan to consolidate small medical schemes
Experts decry plan to consolidate small medical schemes

The plan by the CMS to consolidate or dissolve small medical schemes posed risks to the people who belong to them....

2 Aug 2017

Bonitas showing strong vital signs
Bonitas showing strong vital signs

Robust cost-containment strategies and an amalgamation have served Bonitas Medical Fund well with the fund showing a 92% reduction in net deficit in one year...

Issued by Bonitas 31 Jul 2017

Medical aids may know their fate by 2020
Medical aids may know their fate by 2020

Medical aids may know their fate under the National Health Insurance (NHI) by 2020...

By Joan van Dyk 25 Jul 2017

Photo: Health News NG
Will you have a medical aid under NHI?

The days of medical aid schemes may be numbered as government says it will be the single funder of medical services...

By LAURA LOPEZ GONZALEZ 5 Jul 2017

Michael Settas, director: KaeloXelus
NHI white paper issues raised

The two fundamental issues with the new white paper on NHI are a single payer fund and the nationalisation of private healthcare without compensation...

By Mike Settas 3 Jul 2017

Medical scheme members likely to lose their tax credits under NHI
Medical scheme members likely to lose their tax credits under NHI

Medical scheme members are likely to lose their tax credits to help pay for the first set of benefits to be rolled out under NHI...

By Tamar Kahn 30 Jun 2017

Counting the costs of medical aid fraud
Counting the costs of medical aid fraud

The reduction and elimination of fraud, waste and abuse will impact on medical aid contribution increases, according to Gerhard van Emmenis, Acting Principal Officer of Bonitas Medical Fund...

Issued by Bonitas 28 Jun 2017

Survey: Attracting young members a problem for small medical aids
Survey: Attracting young members a problem for small medical aids

Smaller medical schemes offer customers value for money, but lack the ability to attract new members...

23 Jun 2017

Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.
Hollard partners with Cigna

Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years...

20 Jun 2017

Photo: Mediclinic
New law crimps cash-back plans

The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes...

By Roland Buys 20 Jun 2017

Genesis wins case on accounting for use of medical savings funds
Genesis wins case on accounting for use of medical savings funds

Genesis has won its legal battle with the Council of Medical Schemes over how to account for the funds in members' medical savings accounts...

9 Jun 2017

Medical scheme board of trustees suspended
Medical scheme board of trustees suspended

Community Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship by the High Court in Pretoria after the Council for Medical Schemes discovered alleged governance failings by its board...

By Tamar Kahn 6 Jun 2017

Gerhard van Emmenis, acting principal officer, Bonitas
Mind the gap

Medical insurance products have got a bad rap, to the extent that the National Treasury stepped in to ensure consumers are safeguarded...

29 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa
Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Getting global fees right
Getting global fees right

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry...

19 May 2017

Precious Matsoso, director general, department of health
Climbdown on medical aids

The Department of Health has done a U-turn on its plan to scrap medical aid schemes...

15 May 2017

Dr Ali Hamdulay, chair of BHF
BHF weighs in on global fee debate

Implementing and adopting alternative models of provider reimbursement are crucial to the sustainability of the healthcare sector...

5 May 2017

The case for a restricted medical scheme
The case for a restricted medical scheme

With healthcare sustainability under scrutiny, many companies are wondering whether a restricted medical scheme is still a viable benefit...

28 Apr 2017

Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system
Desperately seeking: A viable healthcare payment system

South Africa's private healthcare sector is under severe pressure, particularly with rampant inflation tracking at rates higher than CPI...

By Nicci Botha 24 Apr 2017

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