CMS finalises FWA Tribunal rules, industry Codes of Good Practice

The successful conclusion of the second output of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)-initiated Fraud Waste and Abuse (FWA) Programme was finally reached last...

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Practitioners under pressure to go digital: Bhengu

Data for value based health care, for coding system maintenance, profiling, and not least malpractice litigation and fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) prevention and...

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Health industry leadership maturity questioned

Is it possible for the health industry to exercise leadership in addressing the systemic problems without waiting for government? In presenting this poser during an...

More medical scheme liquidations likely

It is quite likely that there will be more medical scheme liquidations over the next few years and under-pricing during COVID19, while understandable, may have exacerbated this,...

Older doctors now warming to digital tools

Like it or like it not, there is no denying digital healthcare is here to stay and the benefits are far outweighing the perceived...

Comprehensive benefits with no co-pays ‘a lofty goal’

Out-of-pocket payments (OOPs) are regarded as the worst form of healthcare funding. There is no risk pooling, they tend to affect lower income households...

Health system failures will persist until HMI recommendations implemented – CompCom

Characteristics contributing to South African health system failures, such as information asymmetry between patient and practitioners, the general absence of value-based purchasing, and failures...

Ethics and ‘bottom line’ in business of medical practice

Medical practitioners are expected to have a thorough understanding of the ethical guidelines provided by the Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA) particularly in...

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The Importance of professional indemnity insurance and keeping cover current*

Making a mistake or being accused of being negligent in the execution of their professional duties is something that all professionals fear. It is...

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Raath on Health Squared, Crisp on SA’s health future: IHRM October...

The failure of Health Squared, which applied for liquidation last month and now under curatorship, has demonstrated the importance of medical scheme financial soundness...

Move afoot to legalise industry marketing code equality

Medical device and pharmaceutical marketing code representatives will be meeting with the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) as a collective shortly to finalise...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back: Part 2

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

ALLSA Conference 2022: Report Back Part 1

The Allergy Society of South Africa’s annual conference took place in Durban from 15 to 17 September. With the theme, Allergies: Behind the Mask,...

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Legal review of current health care matters*The Pretoria High Court handed down a welcome judgement on 26 August 2022 regarding the funding of Elaprase...