Fraud and billing abuse account for 15% of medical aid premiums

Updated: 27/05/19I though that i had better post this… unbelievable that your medical aid premiums are an estimated 15% higher due to fraud and billing abuse. Over R1 billion rand is saved/ recovered just from Discovery Health having stringent fraud … Read more

Suspension of Council for Medical Schemes General Manager for Compliance and Investigations

Updated: 11/02/19The Council for Medical Schemes has announced the precautionary suspension of Mr. Stephen Mmatli. Mr Mmatli has been suspended on full pay, pending the investigation of serious acts of misconduct. An anonymous tip off has alleged that Mr Mmatli … Read more

Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, 2018

Updated: 25/06/18The Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill, 2018, has been released. The Council for Medical Schemes has released the Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill for comment. You can download it from this site, here: Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill,2018 I don’t … Read more

Draft NHI Bill 2018

Updated: 28/06/18The draft NHI Bill has been released. The Council for Medical Schemes has released the draft NHI bill for comment. You can download it from this site here ( note, almost 5MB though- so it will take a while … Read more

Listeriosis

Updated: 9/04/18Listeriosis, the causes/ symptoms and prevention. Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria (germ) known as Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis may affect any person but is more dangerous in pregnant women, newborn babies, the elderly, … Read more

Medical Scheme Increases for 2018

Updated: 2/10/177 medical schemes increases for 2018 As I get notified of the medical scheme increases, I will update this page. Discovery Health Medical Scheme: weighted contribution increase of 7.9% Bonitas Medical Scheme: 8.7% Genesis Medical Scheme: average weighted increase of … Read more

Discovery Health Medical Aid Scheme and University of the Witwatersrand Staff Medical Aid Fund to merge

Updated: 23/09/17Discovery Health and the University of the Witwatersrand Staff Medical Aid Fund are to merge 1 January 2018 The Acting Registrar of Medical Schemes has approved the merger between the Discovery Health Medical Scheme and the University of Witwatersrand … Read more

Pending liquidation of COMMED

Updated: 4/08/17The Council for Medical Schemes has issued a Press Release today The decision to liquidate COMMED was taken, with the concurrence of the Council, after taking into consideration reports issued to the Registrar by the provisional Curator and the … Read more