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Isssued on 16 January 2017

The Council for Medical Schemes has finalised the 2016 Quarterly Statutory Return online programme, which is now available on the CMS website for completion of Quarter 4, click here to view the circular.

Issued on 16 January 2017

The Council for Medical Schemes has published a circular inviting adjustment to fees payable to Brokers with effect from 1 January 2017, click here to view the circular.

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Issued on: 16 January 2016

Please note that a temporary moratorium has been placed on the issuing of practice numbers to healthcare service providers who work in the healthcare public service industry, due to insufficient information on Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service (RWOPS). We are currently engaging the NDoH with regards to this matter. The PCNS Department will retain the application and inform the providers as soon as this process is finalized.

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Road accidents hurt medical scheme, state

The Road Accident Fund faces huge claims as road death toll increased 5% over the 2016-17 festive season. Discovery Health Medical Scheme, SA’s largest medical aid provider, and the state’s Road Accident Fund (RAF) are paying dearly for SA’s high road death toll, which rose 5% over the 2016-17 festive season compared with a year ago.


Posted: 2017-01-12 14:01:19

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HIV home-testing kits at your corner chemist

Pharmacies are no longer prohibited from selling HIV self-test kits. The SA Pharmacy Council abolished the restriction on December 23.Francois Venter, deputy director of the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute, said the law that had prevented pharmacies from selling HIV self-test kits but not other retailers was an “odd prohibition”.


Posted: 2017-01-10 14:01:10

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15 facts you should know about open medical schemes

How much do you really know about the inner workings of your medical scheme? Here are some quick facts on open medical schemes in SA.Whereas each scheme will readily provide you with the facts on themselves, not everyone has the time or the patience to go and do a comparative study.


Posted: 2017-01-10 13:01:27

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Are drug companies taking advantage of cancer angst?

Cancer treatments are poised to become the biggest earner in the pharmaceutical industry.Years before becoming a top cancer specialist, Eric Winer used to save money on his own medical care by talking US pharmacists into giving him expired treatments free of charge.


Posted: 2017-01-09 14:01:47

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