CMS Industry Report: admin costs continue to rise despite expenditure, utilisation...

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has confirmed a considerable drop in healthcare benefits expenditure with a concomitant solvency increase for medical schemes in...

Right to Care introduces mandatory Covid-19 jabs for employees

Health non-governmental organisation, Right to Care has become the first NGO in South Africa to implement mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations for all its 4500 employees....

Vaccines effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in health care workers

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective under real-world conditions in preventing symptomatic disease in health care personnel, a recent study published online in the New England...

NHI: how will fairness be measured?

One cannot take politics out of health, the political economy of health being an important element particularly with National Health Insurance (NHI) in prospect. In...

Eliminating wastage key intervention to rooting out fraud

Eliminating wastage can be the single biggest intervention that can address productivity, promote professionalism, and root out fraud and corruption. “It can also promote developmental...

Section 59 report prompts streamlining of internal fraud investigations

Challenges uncovered by the panel commissioned by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) to investigate alleged racial profiling by medical schemes in terms of...

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Think not just about NHI but also about national health investment

Think not just about National Health Insurance (NHI), but also - and probably more importantly - about national health investment. “Healthcare and investment in healthcare...

Managing perceptions vital to NHI debate’s political resolve

Managing perceptions by each of the protagonists in the ongoing National Health Insurance (NHI) debate will be key to it making any progress towards achieving universal health...

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Scheme symposium to tackle growing fraud problems

In addition to the unprecedented challenges faced by the health sector in the last 18 months, the private healthcare industry has been increasingly compromised...

Outcome Measuring and Reporting – Vital to fixing the potholes in...

Outcomes measurement and reporting (OMR) have the potential to address many failings in the South African health system. However, despite agreement among most stakeholders...

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IPAF, SAMA submit objections to ‘potentially dangerous’ pharmacist proposals

The Independent Practitioners Association Foundation (IPAF) and the SA Medical Association (SAMA) have both submitted comprehensive written objections to the SA Pharmacy Council (SAPC)...

Webinar to address scientific and ethical considerations for mandatory vaccination

Discovery Health, together with SAMA, UFFP and SAPPF’s weekly CPD accredited webinar to be presented tonight (9 September) at 19:00 will provide an update...

TRIPS waiver for vaccine manufacture: ‘well-intentioned, but unfeasible’*

South Africa’s Department of Health has revealed that over 12.2 million COVID-19 vaccines1 have been administered so far, with 5.8 million people completely vaccinated2...

Certificate of Need regulations: ‘withdraw, consult, redraft!’

The controversial Certificate of Need (CoN) draft regulations bear little relation to the empowering sections in their origin, the National Health Act of 2003,...

Doctors strongly advised to stick to evidence-based medicine, regardless…

The fact that the authors of a systematic review, “Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID‐19”1 - published by the prestigious Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group at the...