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BHF is the representative organisation for the majority of medical schemes throughout South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana as well as Lesotho. As the industry representative body, the organisation relies on the membership of all medical schemes to ensure that it is able to lobby government and other organisations effectively and to influence policy where necessary on behalf of the entire industry. Read more..

The BHF Trustee Training Programme 2014:

The next Trustee Training programme will be held in Johannesburg on the 30th of September, book now.

This focused, comprehensive, one-day course provides in-depth information on the key areas relating to good governance of medical schemes. Highly relevant to trustees and those working within the private funding sector.

Trustee Training sessions were held in Johannesburg on the 25th of March and in Cape Town on the 27th of March. Both sessions were well attended and we received positive feedback from the delegates.

Click here to view the typical agenda.

Registration Forms:

Click here for the Registration Form.

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15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference 2014:

"Waves of Change. Oceans of Opportunity"

The Speakers Presentations for the BHF Southern African Conference, as well as the Global Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit are shown below:

BHF Conference 2014: Presentations

Sunday, 24th August 2014

  • Counsellor Logie Naidoo, e-Thekwini Municipality
  • Address by the Minister of Health – Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
  • Keynote Address: Strategic Leadership – Professor Nick Binedell, Dean of the Gordon Institute for Business Science (GIBS)

Monday, 25th August 2014

SESSION ONE:

SESSION TWO:

SESSION THREE:

SESSION FOUR:

  • The Value Agenda:
  • Topic: Taking charge of change (no presentation on file) - Dr Anuschka Coovadia, Africa Healthcare Clinical Actuarial Senior Manager, KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Triple Aim - Professor Yosuf Veriava, Principal Officer
  • IT Vision 2020 - Hubert Wentzel, Head of IT Strategy: Consulting Divivsion, EOH

Tuesday, 26th August 2014

STREAM ONE:

SESSION ONE:

SESSION TWO: Managed Care: What should it be?

SESSION THREE: Managed Care continued:

SESSION FOUR: Managed Care continued:

  • Integrating Measurement, Evaluation, Governance and Quality in the Management of Care
    - Dr Andrew Good, MD, Lifechoice
    - Dr Malik Vazi, CEO, Zeal Health Innovations

SESSION FIVE: Shaping our Future: Expanding our role

  • Partners in progress:
    - Gavin Steel, Chief Director, Sector Wide Procurement, NDoh
    - Dr Terence Carter, DDg, Hospital Tertiary Service and Workforce Management, NDoH

SESSION SIX: Shaping our Future: Expanding our role

SESSION SEVEN:

STREAM TWO: Healthcare Funding: A Regional Focus

SESSION ONE:

  • Competition in Healthcare- Professor Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security Systems And Management Studies, Wits School of Governance

SESSION TWO:

SESSION THREE:

  • Promoting responsible member behaviour - Celynn Erasmus, Registered Dietician, Author & Professional Speaker

SESSION FOUR:

SESSION FIVE:

  • Regional initiatives to promote access to affordable healthcare in the SADC
    - Callie Scafer - Prosperity Health, Namibia
    - Shylet Sanyanga, CEO, AHFoZ, Zimbabwe

STREAM THREE: HFMU Workshop on Fraud, Waste and Abuse

  • Sharing of experiences – What our neighbouring countries experience and how they deal with it
    –- Dr Lydia Dsane –Selby, Director, Claims – National Health Insurance Authority (Ghana)
    - Shylet Sanyanga, CEO, Association of Healthcare Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ)

Wednesday, 27th August 2014

SESSION ONE:

SESSION TWO:

SESSION THREE:

  • Health Insurance Products - Professor Alex van den Heever, Chair, Social Security Systems And Management Studies, Wits School of Governance

SESSION FOUR:

SESSION FIVE: Gaining the edge by making the member connection

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2014 Global Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit

The Annual Global Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit was held for the first time in Africa. Directly preceding the BHF Conference the summit was hosted by the BHF's Healthcare Forensic Management Unit.

Summit Presentations:

  • Marius Werner: A call to action: Building effective people-private partnerships and mitigating risk.
  • Paul Crowder: Fraud Prevention - Data analytics and other methodologies
  • Bella Mfenyana: An industry united - joint investigations; sharing of information and knowledge; data sharing versus organized crime.

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CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASES:

CONFERENCE NEWS PAPER ARTICLES:

The 15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference was held at the Durban International Conference Centre, from the 24th to 27th of August. The theme for this year’s conference was “Waves of Change. Oceans of Opportunity"

Opened by former president, Nelson Mandela in 1997, the Durban ICC was South Africa’s first International Convention Centre and has played a pioneering role in attracting international events to our shores since its inception.

Click here to view the Conference Website.

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BHF HAS MOVED!

THE BHF OFFICES ARE NOW SITUATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR, SOUTH TOWER, 1SIXTY JAN SMUTS, JAN SMUTS AVENUE, CNR TYRWHITT AVENUE, ROSEBANK, JOHANNESBURG.

OUR TELEPHONE, FAX AND PO BOX NUMBERS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

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Medical scheme members mostly complain about having to pay for PMBs

Angelique Ardé: Personal Finance, 13 September 2014

THE short-payment or non-payment of bills for prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs) gave rise to the most complaints by members of medical schemes last year, the Council for Medical Schemes's latest annual report shows.

1 Mil facing collapse as doctors jump ship

Botho Molosankwe: The Star, 15 September 2014

DOCTORS are reportedly leaving the SANDF in droves due to low salaries, sparking fears their exodus is bringing 1 Military Hospital to the brink of collapse.

Gauteng health department ‘still plagued with problems’

Khulekani Magubane: Business Day, 15 September 2014

THE Gauteng department of health has remained an underperformer, according to provincial finance MEC Barbara Creecy.


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