Where a member is of a view that a particular decision by a medical scheme is unfair or contrary to the rules of the scheme, that member has certain rights available in order to deal with that decision...
Every business needs to have an online presence, and this includes health clinics. However, it's important to understand the difficulties associated with promoting any health clinic on the internet since it is not as easy as you may think...
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia and can affect anyone, as it's not associated with any particular race, gender or culture. Being prepared for its possible onset should form part of everybody's financial lifestyle planning.
"The worried healthy or worried wealthy" is a very revealing observation by Actuary Christoff Raath of the Health Monitor Group in his assessment of the current state of play prevalent in the medical schemes market. The fact is that a scheme's longevity is reliant on high income earners not understanding that they can in fact buy down to lower options at a considerable discount to current premiums and then migrate upwards later on when age and ill health creeps up on them.
"Content" is currently on everybody's lips, with everyone from the existing media to brand owners and individuals being encouraged to become content providers. Bizcommunity has been ahead of the content curve for over a decade.
An inquiry into pricing and possible collusion in the healthcare market will begin on 1 April, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday (13 March). Pharmaceutical companies won't be form part of the inquiry.
Buying medical cover can be complex and daunting and many consumers turn to brokers to help them choose the right benefits and plan. Here some key questions to ask your broker before you sign on the dotted line.
Private sector doctors and dentists have criticised tariff guidelines published by the Health Professions Council of SA last week as unscientific and out of kilter with the reality of running a healthcare business.
Today, 7 August 2012, the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) announced the implementation of new Guideline Tariffs in terms of Section 53 of the Health Professions Act (Act No 56 of 1974) that will serve a dual purpose to protect the public and guide healthcare practitioners on the rendering of accounts in terms of the prescribed ethical guidelines on informed consent by ensuring their clients/patients are fully informed about the cost of the potential service to be rendered.
By moving to curb gap medical cover, government is taking a 'protectionist' stance towards medical schemes that is without any reason, says Neil Kirby, director of healthcare and life sciences law at Werksmans Attorneys.
JSE-listed health and beauty products retailer Clicks has teamed up with healthcare purchaser Health Connects to launch cellphone healthcare vouchers that can be redeemed at its pharmacies, the company announced yesterday, 11 June 2012.
As the public increasingly labours under the effects of the extended economic downturn, fresh concerns are being raised about the effect that non-compliance with medical treatments will have on the health of individuals and the ultimate cost to the public purse. Although treatment non-compliance has always posed challenges, the problem is exacerbated during difficult economic times.