Practice Management

GPs must unite to survive!

If ever there was a time for general practitioners (GPs) to pull together and tackle the challenges facing general practice in South Africa as...

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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Covid measures may eventually boost TB control

Although COVID-19 reduced TB detection rates and severely disrupted TB services during the 2020 and 2021 period, the good news is that the TB...

Pursuit of health challenge solutions to drive conference

Solutions to overcoming the Africa’s health challenges are multifaceted and include health systems strengthening, committed leadership, human resources (quality and capacity), improving quality, and...

Developing a National Outcome Measurement and Reporting (OMR) Framework

By Dr Andrew Good, Co-founder Southern Africa Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (SA OMRC) The all-important 2nd Annual Outcome Measurement and Reporting Conference (OMRC) will be...

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Here are some of the articles Med Brief Africa readers found the most interesting during the past week: LEGALLY SPEAKING: Health Scared by Health Squared https://medbriefafrica.co.za/legally-speaking-a-legal-view-on-current-health-sector-matters/ Health...

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...

Roadshows: GP in Danger of becoming Extinct!

The Independent Practitioners Association Federation (IPAF), in collaboration with PPS, will be convening a series of roadshows in the major centres during the next...

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...

Maternal mortality key indicator for quality measurement

For the National Health Insurance (NHI) system to be sustainable, performance, value, quality and equity would have to be measured and monitored, Prof Eric Buch, CEO of...

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...

Medical Device Manufacturers now independent from SAMED

The executive team of the Medical Device Manufacturers of South Africa (MDMSA), an association of companies that manufacture medical devices in South Africa, has announced its independence...

How do we fix SA’s Healthcare? – Does OMR have a...

By Dr Andrew Good (pictured), Convener: Outcome Measuring and Reporting (OMR) Conference South Africa has many challenges. A well-functioning South African healthcare system that provides...

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...