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Schemes accused of riding roughshod over patients’ rights

Physiotherapists are speaking out about what they describe as medical schemes’ bullying tactics of forcing them to admit to ‘crimes’ of using incorrect codes, signing admissions of guilt and paying unproven debt.Discovery said in a statement earlier this week that medical schemes have a duty to protect their members’ funds and have the right under the Medical Schemes Act to recover or claw back monies already paid to medical providers where they have “positively identified that irregular billing has occurred”. 

 

Gauteng goofs after Maxeke hospital fire

 

On June 23, Parliament was informed that the Gauteng provincial department of infrastructure development took over five weeks to appoint contractors after the Charlotte Maxeke hospital fire, despite the knowledge that Gauteng would soon face a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. – Business Day (24 June 202).

It’s all systems go for SA’s education sector vaccine rollout

The Gauteng education department plans to vaccinate 125,934 education sector workers, including teachers from both public and private schools, support staff and officials, at 61 vaccination sites across the province., said education MEC Panyaza Lesufi in a virtual meeting on June 22.

New study makes surprising findings on cerebral palsy negligence claims

Over the past seven years, South Africa’s provincial hospitals paid almost R10-bn in medical negligence claims to patients.


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