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    17th Annual BHF Southern African Conference


Issued on 25 November 2016

The Council for Medical schemes has published its proposed levies on medical schemes for 2017/18 in the Government Gazette on 25 November 2016, click here to view this circular.

Issued on 24 November 2016

Please click here to read a circular from The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), which notifies stakeholders of the approved list of benefit options for open medical schemes for 2017.

Issued on 24 November 2016

Documents published  by the Health Market Inquiry for comment:

 

Issued on 08 November 2016

National Treasury and the Department of Health issued a joint media statement on 28 October 2016, after tabling the draft Demarcation Regulations in Parliament.To read the article, please click here.

Issued on 08 November 2016

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), the regulator of the medical schemes industry, released on the 14th October 2016, its Annual Report for 2015-2016. The report includes the most comprehensive account of the private medical schemes industry in South Africa. Click here to read the report.

 

 

 

 

BHF Events

Issued on 24 Novemer 2016
The cost of healthcare continues to rise faster than consumer inflation and medical scheme premiums are increasingly unaffordable to most South Africans. This is cause for concern for the medical scheme member and the funding industry.
With this in view, BHF invites you to a workshop to be held on the 6th December 2016, from 09h30 – 13h00 to debate, discuss and  share ideas.  The workshop will be facilitated by a health systems expert Dr Anna van Poucke: Partner –  KPMG (Netherlands). For more information please email Zola Mtshiya on ZolaM@bhfglobal.com
Issued on 20 November 2016
BHF is hosting the SADC Student VISA workshop on the 28 November 2016, from 9am-3pm.
The time has come for the region to collaborate aggressively, in pursuant to short and long term solutions. Experts and key stakeholder have been invited  to attend. For more information please email Zola Mtshiya on ZolaM@bhfglobal.com

Notice Board

Issued on 08 November 2016

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), the regulator of the medical schemes industry, released on the 14th October 2016, its Annual Report for 2015-2016. The report includes the most comprehensive account of the private medical schemes industry in South Africa. Click here to read the report.

Issued on 05 September 2015

The IPASA Innovative Medicines Summit 2016

The Inaugural IPASA Innovative Medicines Summit took place on the 01 September 2016, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The Summit cast the spotlight on significant past achievements of innovative medicines, current exciting developments in the innovation of medicines globally and in South Africa. Click here to access all presentions.

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