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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Effectiveness of prune juice on chronic constipation confirmed

In a study conducted in Japan to determine the effectiveness of prune juice on chronic constipation, the researchers were able to conclude that prune juice exerted...

CVD risk warning with higher artificial sweetener consumption

French researchers have warned that higher artificial sweetener consumption is associated with an increased cardiovascular disease risk. In a study published last week in The BMJ,...

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...

Greater mortality associated with high ultra-processed food intake

A significant proportion of mortality risk is associated with poor nutrient food intake explained by the level of food processing Diets high in ultra-processed food,...

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...

Health quality signs of improvement in wake of COVID

Although COVID had a considerable influence on health services and delivery in recent years, health quality appears to have shown some improvement in certain...

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...

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...

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...

Hybrid concepts top bill at SA Heart 2022

This year’s premier cardiology event, the SA Heart Congress 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 27 to 30 October, will feature...

Counselling can prevent obesity in normal, overweight women

Midlife women with normal or overweight body mass index (BMI) should undergo counselling to maintain weight or limit weight gain in order to prevent...