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...

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Health Squared placed under provisional curatorship

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has given notice that Health Squared Medical Scheme has been placed under provisional curatorship effective from yesterday, Thursday, 8 September...

Council aware of preauthorisation issues…

More than 90% of medical service providers (MSPs) indicate a negative impact of preauthorisation on patient clinical outcomes, the results of a survey conducted...

LEGALLY SPEAKING: a legal view on current health sector matters

The recent announcement by Health Squared medical scheme that it would be applying for voluntary liquidation and that all healthcare cover to its members...

WEBINAR: Power of Technology in Primacy Care*

It has now become quite obvious that the availability of big data within the medical field and its utilisation through the field of machine learning and artificial...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Arrest of KZN surgeon on murder charge...

Derm Diaries: Dr Lev’s personal journey to maintaining control of adult...

By Dr Lev Naidoo* (pictured) People often ask how I chose dermatology. Growing up I struggled with severe nodulocystic acne. After trying my own remedies...

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Here are some of the articles MedBrief Africa readers found the most interesting in the past week

Updated PMB codes include those previously omitted, COVID-19

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has released a new, updated PMB Coded List* to accommodate previously omitted (2013) ICD-10 codes and COVID-19. Announced in...

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Here are some of the articles medical practitioner readers of Med Brief Africa found the most interesting during the past week: Civil unrest ‘top of...

As Covid-19 cases dwindle in SA, monkeypox slips in through the...

Although only five cases of monkeypox have been reported in South Africa so far, it should be considered a matter of concern by the...

SA among hardest hit by COVID deaths – Gray

South Africa has been one of the hardest hit countries in terms of COVID-19-attributed deaths at a global level, Prof Glenda Gray, SA Medical Research Council...

BHF takes action against CMS over LCBO moratorium

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has applied to the High Court in Pretoria to overturn the moratorium that effectively prohibits medical schemes from...

Stark reality of non-disclosure clause

Legally speaking... First in a series of articles of import to medical practice and funding by Chareen Marcus*, Partner, Harris Marcus Mahlangu Attorneys It is a fundamental...

Clinical manifestations of monkeypox described in case series

Clinical manifestations of monkeypox include mucocutaneous lesions in all patients and systemic features in most patients which can develop before or after mucocutaneous manifestations,...

Digital enablement solution to uninsured, but employed health service, funding problems

Of South Africa’s 60 million population, nine million have medical scheme cover, 500 000 have medical insurance and more than 50 million are without...