Practice Code Numbering System
that promote Unity
16th Annual BHF Southern African Conference
Issued: 11 August 2015
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
Thank you for your support!
The PCN System is administered by BHF in accordance to regulations 1 and 5 of the Medical Schemes Act (Act 131 of 1998). Section 59(1)(e) of the Act stipulates that service providers must include their practice code number in the account or statement. The number is generate through the PCN System.
Healthcare service providers and users of the PCN System both contribute towards the running and maintenance through the payment of annual fees. We request that all Healthcare Professionals ensure that their annual fees and practice information is updated on the PCN System.
This notice serves to inform you that your outstanding payment has been extended to the 31st August 2015.
Service providers who have not settled their balance will be deregistered by the 30th September 2015. PLEASE NOTE: If you have not paid your annual subscription for more than a year, you will be deregistered from the 31st August 2015.
To pay or view your outstanding balance, as well as to update your practice information please go to the PCNS website www.pcns.co.za or contact our Client Services Centre on 0861 30 2010 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org. Practice information must be updated as per your Discipline Checklist, which is available on the PCNS Website.
If you have paid and updated your practice details, please ensure you forward proof to: email@example.com or fax: 086 607 3703.
We would like to assure you of our ongoing commitment to meet the needs of the healthcare industry by maintaining the system to provide efficient services.
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Healthcare Accountability: Partnering for Success
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BHF Conference 2015 Presentations
Ethical Leadership: The key roles and responsibilities: Cynthia Schoeman |Download Here|
Transformation in Healthcare: Are we there yet? : Thulani Matsebula |Download Here|
Newly elected officers to the Board of BHF
The Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa, is pleased to announce the election of the BHF Directors and the positions they hold on the Board:
Dr Humphrey Z Zokufa (Managing Director)
Dr Johan J Pretorius – Chairman & SA Northern Region Convenor
Mrs Shylet Sanyanga – Deputy Chairman & Zimbabwe Region Convenor
Mr Dennis Alexander – Deputy Chairman of Finance and Audit Committee & Botswana Region Convenor
Mr Kevin Aron – Chairman of Finance and Audit Committee
Dr Ali Hamdulay – SA Southern Region Convenor
Mr Gabriel U Mbapaha – Namibia Region Convenor
Dr Osborn Mahanjana
Dr Clarence M Mini
Dr Hleli Nhlapo
Mr Thulani Nsele
Mr Costadino Raftopolous
Mr Thabo Ramokgopa – Lesotho Region Convenor
Dr Bobby Ramasia
Titanium Awards 2015: Winners announced
We all know exceptional people and heroes in the healthcare industry. It’s time the world knows about them too.
28 July 2015
Titanium award winners – a shining example to the healthcare industry
Universal Healthcare was the big winner at the inaugural Titanium awards ceremony, scooping three of the coveted accolades. The winners were announced at a gala event that concluded day one of the annual Board of Healthcare Funders’ (BHF) conference. BHF launched the awards earlier this year to recognise high standards in both sectors on the part of medical schemes, administrators, managed healthcare organisations, hospital groups, the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare practitioners and the industry as a whole. The nominees included entrants from all the SADC countries. Former Gauteng MEC, Dr Gwen Ramokgopa, presented the awards.
“BHF congratulates the winners and applauds the contribution they are making to excellence and high standards in our country. With people of this calibre, our healthcare system can only go from strength to strength,” said Zola Mtshiya, BHF Manager: Marketing, Branding and Communications. “In keeping with our conference theme of ‘Partnering for Success’, they are leading the way, having formed successful partnerships with the people and organisations they interact with.”
The winners are:
Titanium award for service to membership – open medical schemes:
CompCare Wellness Programme
Titanium award for service to membership – closed medical schemes:
Massmart Health Plan
Titanium award for service excellence – administrators:
Titanium award for service excellence – managed healthcare:
Titanium award for health facilities – public sector:
Titanium award for excellence in corporate social investment:
Clicks Helping Hand Trust
Titanium award for ‘young achiever’:
Dr Lungi Nyathi Insight Actuaries and Consultants
Titanium lifetime achievement award:
Professor Jan van der Merwe (Universal Healthcare)
Titanium award for advisory service excellence:
Alexander Forbes Health
“We applaud all the winners for the exceptional performance and innovation they bring to our industry,” concluded Mtshiya
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Suppliers get blame for drug stockouts
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Alignment needed to reduce healthcare costs
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