The Digital era is the way to go for hospitals

To patients, hospitals are regarded as sanctums of healing, but the truth is private sector facilities must also be sustainable businesses.To do so, they need to be and remain competitive by offering better services at a lower cost, especially with the opening of more and more new hospitals, clinics and other private healthcare facilities.
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National Health Insurance (NHI):- Where has the money gone?

An additional R4.2bn has been allocated to National Health Insurance (NHI) over the medium term in the latest budget.

The question is what has been done with the money that has already been allocated to the plan and how will the new funds will be used?
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Annual Medical Aid Scheme claims expenditure far outstrips inflation by double

Annual medical scheme claims expenditure rose on average by 11.3% a year over the past decade, far faster than consumer price inflation, which increased on average by just 6.1%.

The Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) data came from its administrator, Discovery Health.

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#Budget2018: Cuts to medical aid tax credits begin

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba didn’t cut state subsidies for private medical aid members outright but your pocket may still feel the pinch.

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme seems to be back on track. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba announced a 49% increase over three years for a conditional grant that goes to the
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Union tells government to ‘fix the mess’ at KZN’s health department or else …

Pietermaritzburg – The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) has warned of an all-out strike if the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government does not “step up in fixing the mess” at the provincial health department. The warning was issued by Nehawu provincial secretary Phakama Ndunakazi on Thursday at the conclusion of a march in Pietermaritzburg. […]
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Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

According to Patrick Masobe, chief executive officer of Agility Health, healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated fee-for-service environment – in which every service performed has a code and a price tag – with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans. “Among the […]
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The biggest medical aid schemes in South Africa – and how much they’re charging in 2018

The majority of South Africa’s biggest medical aid schemes have released their prices for 2018, showing below 10% increases across all plans. According to the latest statistics released by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), there are currently 82 medical aid schemes operating in South Africa with a total subscription of just under 8.9 million […]
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Making Medical Aid Affordable

Medical Aid Making Medical Aid Affordable – it’s easier than you think. These days there are a lot of medical aid options to choose from for the average South African and they are offered at a lot of different price points. However, for some, it still does not seem easy to fit decent medical aid […]
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Medical Insurance Scams

Medical Aid How to Spot  ‘Medical Insurance Scams’, is a must read if you are considering taking out any kind of Medical Aid cover.  If you are currently without health coverage – or are looking for something cheaper – you may be tempted by ads that pop up every now and then for medical insurance […]
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Top 5 Hospital Plans in 2016

Medical Aid  Top 5 Hospital Plans  in 2016 is a brave article that required some heavy research, so we hope we have your journey a little easier.  However we still advise first speaking with a Medical Aid Consultant for a one on one consultation, as all our individual requirements are unique.  A hospital only medical […]
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