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How likely are medical schemes to catch the Covid-19 wave

When the clock struck midnight on 31 December 2019, and wishes of health, happiness and prosperity for the new year were extended by all, no one could have imagined the trauma that 2020 would bring only a few weeks later...

By Milton Segal 29 Jun 2020

Challenger Type - The Dramatic Disruptor

Breaking through by changing behaviour...

Issued by eatbigfish 1 Jun 2020

Not all medical scheme payment relief options are created equal

There may be financial relief available for medical aid members, but it will depend on whether the scheme has been granted contribution relief approval by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), as well as what plan the individual is on...

1 Jun 2020

Making sense of the numbers - cases, co-morbidities and costs

As the number of Covid-19 infections moves over 21,000, both public and private healthcare is going to be under constant pressure...

Issued by Bonitas 26 May 2020

Who decides whether surgery is necessary in a pandemic?

It is only within the individual doctor-patient interaction that such an assessment can be made...

By Philip Matley 19 May 2020

The medical scheme payment holiday issue and Covid-19 costs

Medical aid schemes have not been spared the impact of Covid-19. Several solutions are being put forward to support members in shouldering both the financial and the clinical burden of the virus, while ensuring that schemes will be able to manage the expected number of increased admissions...

15 May 2020

BREAKING: CMS chair dies of Covid-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has confirmed that its chair, Clarence Mini, has died from Covid-19 complications...

12 May 2020

Pandemic brings out interesting hospital admission trends

There has been a proliferation of models which predict hospital admission rates when the Covid-19 infection rate accelerates, but there have been very little focus on what is happening in our hospitals right now...

By Craig Getz 23 Apr 2020

CMS ruling: Patients could demand medical aids pay for treatments

A ruling by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) opens up the potential for members to demand that their medical aid pays for any drug or medical care deemed necessary by a doctor to treat any disease that falls under PMB basket of care...

17 Feb 2020

Affordable healthcare in 2020

Medical aid may feel like a grudge purchase until you find yourself faced with a health issue, and unexpected and expensive medical or hospital costs...

Issued by Bonitas 30 Jan 2020

5 tips on choosing a medical aid

Medical aid is one of the biggest cost centres on many family budgets, then there is the tricky business of understanding what is covered and what is not...

By Craig Comrie 15 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Healthcare

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Heading towards value-based care

Accessible and quality healthcare is a pillar of sustainable development and global security. The principle behind this is that no one should fall into poverty because they get sick and need healthcare...

17 Dec 2019

Sama makes NHI submission to Parliament

While the South African Medical Association (Sama) is in support of the principles of universal health coverage and quality care for all, it has not been able to support the 2019 NHI Bill in its current format...

10 Dec 2019

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