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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

HMI/NHI: Cut the patronization, identify competency…

While South Africa has the means to start taking less onerous routes towards establishing an effective universal health coverage system, there were obviously certain...

Gerrymandering healthcare?

The term “gerrymander” is used primarily in the context of shifting the boundaries or borders of voting constituencies in order to achieve a political...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Death of a hugely shoddy law –...

High Court CoN judgement victory for rational health care provision

The Pretoria High Court’s decision to declare the proposed Certificate of Need (CoN) legislation unconstitutional and invalid has been hailed as a victory for...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Rahima Moosa’s reinstated Dr Tim de Maayer...

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Here are some of the reports Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: Actuary airing misgivings about schemes council’s handling...

BHF responds to scheme council on LCBO, PMB issues

The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) has added its voice to reaction to the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS') "blanket refusal" to exempt medical schemes...

Constitutionality, corruption among concerns in NHI Bill submissions

There was a high level of concern among respondents in their submissions to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health on the National Health Insurance...

Care advised with steady rise in telehealth utilisation

There are aspects of virtual consultation that require consideration on the part of all involved, such as privacy issues and the correct POPIA (Protection...

State of health in high care, but…

Leadership and governance issues, particularly in the public sector, corruption in both sectors, and the maldistribution of practitioners are among the problems that have...

Single payer: NHI ‘not doomed from the start’

Many countries have single payer universal healthcare (UHC) systems, so South Africa’s proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “is not doomed from the start”, Victoria...

Politicians ‘rich in making promises’, BHF delegates told

The two-tiered healthcare system, i.e. the private and public sectors respectively, if permitted to perpetuate, does not bode well for the future prospects of...