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‘No racial profiling’ by medical schemes

22 Aug 2019
The SA Private Practitioners’ Forum (SAPPF), said it has no evidence that medical schemes are using racial profiling to determine which of their members to investigate for fraud in its submission to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS). 
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Medical schemes ‘overreach’ in probes

22 Aug 2019
 “Medical scheme administrators are overstepping the mark in their fraud investigations into healthcare professionals, straying into the terrain of regulatory authorities and claiming back money they have not proved they are entitled to, according to consultancy firm Elsabé Klinck & Associates.” – Business Day 22 August 2019. 
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Medical schemes ‘overreach’ in probes - Business Day, 22 August

22 Aug 2019

“Medical scheme administrators are overstepping the mark in their fraud investigations into healthcare professionals, straying into the terrain of regulatory authorities and claiming back money they have not proved they are entitled to, according to consultancy firm Elsabé Klinck & Associates.” – Business Day 22 August 2019. Klink made a presentation to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) inquiry into allegations that medical schemes unfairly target black, Indian and coloured healthcare professionals for forensic investigations


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NHI debate ‘fundamentally dishonest’

20 Aug 2019

“The debate over National Health Insurance (NHI) is fundamentally dishonest. On the one side there is a stubborn refusal to face economic reality. On the other, there is a refusal to recognise that the system of unequal access must change,” wrote Stuart Theobald in Business Day (19 August 2019)


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SA medicine goes online – Times Select 19 August

20 Aug 2019

Five years ago, Cape Town-based ophthalmologist William Mapham developed the “Vula” app after working in a remote area in Swaziland, connecting a patient’s medical information and GPs in rural areas to specialists in the cities. The app is now used by doctors in 23 specialities, with 7,719 registered health workers on the system and some specialists providing answers within 15 minutes.


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Dis-Chem is now just a click away – Business Times 18 August

20 Aug 2019

In July, pharmacy retailer Dis-Chem – through a virtual partnership with FNB - launched a click-and-collect function on the bank’s NAV mobile app in a step to increase its market share.


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