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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..

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR E-MAIL SYSTEM IS UP AND RUNNING. UNFORTUNATELY WE ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES WITH THE SWITCHBOARD, PLEASE BE PATIENT WHEN CALLING IN.

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15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference 2014:

The Annual BHF Conference is here!.

The days of business as usual within the private healthcare sector are over. As such, the theme chosen for this year’s conference is:
“Waves of Change. Oceans of Opportunity”

The 15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference, to be held at the Durban ICC will focus on the tools required to achieve an efficiency-based, patient-centred private health system.

Click here to view the Conference Programme.

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.

The BHF Golf Challenge will be held at the world-renowned Durban Country Club on Sunday 24th August.

Click here to view the Conference Website.

REGISTRATION FEES:

BHF Members: R7 195 (inclusive of VAT)
Non-members: R8 595 (inclusive of VAT)

The Annual Global Healthcare Fraud Prevention Summit is being held for the first time in Africa. Running parallel with the BHF Conference the summit will be hosted by the BHF's Healthcare Forensic Management Unit.
Click here to view the Summit Programme.

We look forward to hosting from tomorrow!

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A presentation on PoPI was held by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on the 7th and 8th of August.

Click here to read "Setting the scene".

Click here to view the PWC powerpoint presentation.

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The BHF Trustee Training Programme 2014

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. The next Trustee Training programmes will be held in Johannesburg on the 30th of September, and in Cape Town on the 16th of October, booking has already begun. .

Click here to view the typical agenda.

Registration Forms:

Click here for the Registration Form.

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BHF Seminars 2014:

The first in a series of seminars was held in Johannesburg on the 9th of May.

The topics under discussion were: MEDICAL SCHEME COMPLIANCE; and, THE IMPACT OF POPI ON THE FUNDING INDUSTRY, the speaker was health law expert, Esme Prins-van den Berg

The seminar was well attended and the feedback was very positive.

Should you have topics you wish to see covered in future seminars,please forward your suggestions to Laura Beuthin on laurab@bhfglobal.com.
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SA slaps ban on visitors from Ebola zone

Linda Ensor: Business Day, 22 August 2014

THE government has placed an immediate ban on the entry of non-South Africans from the Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, the Republic of Guinea and Sierra Leone, except when absolutely essential.

US-sponsored MomConnect app provides free antenatal information

Pericles Anetos: Business Day, 22 August 2014

HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has launched MomConnect - a messaging service meant to provide South Africa's 1.2-million pregnant women with vital antenatal information for free.

Pilot district in Mpumalanga hit by shortages

Ayanda Mkhwanazi, Sibongile Nkosi & Laura Lopez Gonzalez:
Health-e News Service, 22 August 2014

THE Mpumalanga Department of Health is crumbling as the province struggles with critical shortages of equipment, medicine and staff.

Market likes growth story of Ascendis

Dave Marrs: Company Comment: Business Day, 22 August 2014

THE market is a strange place sometimes. Take perceptions in the healthcare sector, for instance.

One-year moratorium on layoffs in Adcock takeover

Amanda Visser: Business Day, 22 August 2014

THE Competition Tribunal has issued reasons for its conditional approval of the takeover of pharmaceutical company Adcock Ingram by Bidvest's wholly owned subsidiary, BB Investment.

Life Healthcare eyes offshore revenues

Andile Makholwa: Business Day, 22 August 2014

HOSPITAL group Life Healthcare plans to generate a third of its revenue offshore by 2020, and is looking to make acquisitions in Poland, India and a possible third country to meet this target.


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