The BHF mourns the passing of a great man and celebrates the changes in legislation which were masterminded by him.
“We will always be grateful that it was under Madiba’s watch that the noble principles of equity and access to healthcare were enshrined in the pieces of legislation which govern the funding and provision of healthcare. As a tribute to him, we should all work very hard to make these noble principles a reality,” said Dr Humphrey Zokufa, MD.
Terms of Reference for Market Inquiry into the Private Healthcare Sector:
The Competition Commission has finalised and published, in the government gazette, the terms of reference ("ToR") for the market inquiry into private healthcare.
Click here to view the Government Gazette.
Click here to view the BHF Press Release.
The real cost of deficient medical scheme regulation:
Results of analyses by Christoff Raath of the The Health Monitor Company commissioned by the Board of Healthcare Funders on the surplus posted by medical schemes as reported in the CMS Annual Report.
Click here to view.
The HFMU is proud to announce that it now has an official tip-off line which can be used to report any unethical behaviour within the healthcare industry.
The telephone number is 080 TIP HFMU or 080 847 4368
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As part of our ongoing commitment to enhance our service, BHF is in the process of developing a new website. We would appreciate your feedback as to your experience on the current website: CLICK HERE to complete. The survey is completely confidential and will take less than 5 minutes to complete.
The 15th Annual BHF Southern African Conference 2014:
BHF Conference 2013 has come and gone, and we are busy planning Conference 2014. Watch this space for updates.
The BHF Trustee Training Programme
The Trustee Training programme will be held in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth during 2014. Customised training sessions for individual schemes are available.
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.
The topics are presented by industry experts and all delegates receive a resource manual containing relevant information and a bound copy of the Medical Schemes Act and Regulations.
A typical agenda includes:
- Overview of the South African Health System, including:
A history of the private sector
Legislation governing the private sector
The burden of disease
Status of the Reference Price List
The NHI Green Paper
- The Protection of Personal Information Bill
- Medical Scheme Compliance
- Assessing the value of medical scheme contributions
- Combating fraud in healthcare
- Managing scheme finances
- Industry failures: causes and lessons:
Understanding and interpreting management reports
Managing financial risks
Ensuring good governance
For further information or to book a customised training session for your scheme, please contact Laura Beuthin on (011) 537-0233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org