Medical male circumcision to benefit men and their partners

Media Release: Medical male circumcision to benefit men and their partners 16 October 2020 Primary Health Care clinics are  once again continuing services that were high risk during the peak of the pandemic. One of these are medical male circumcisions (MMC). “Apart from drastically reducing the risk of HIV infection and other sexually transmitted illnesses, … Read more

Research Brief 3 of 2019: Provider distribution in the Medical Schemes Industry per discipline

This working paper describes the distribution of medical providers that claim from medical schemes, relative to, the distribution of medical schemes beneficiaries. The paper: i) provides statistics that describes equality of healthcare access; and ii) considers whether the allocations of healthcare providers are efficiently allocated. This analysis attempts to contribute to the current policy discussion … Read more

Press Release 6 of 2018: COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL SCHEMES ASKS COURT TO REMOVE CURATOR OF SAMWUMED.

Following serious allegations received by the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) regarding the conduct of the Curator for the South African Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED), Duduza Khosana, the CMS is currently engaging the scheme in a move to restore stability and protect the interests of the members.

The Office of the Registrar published the report on the analysis of prevalence of chronic diseases in the population covered by medical schemes in South Africa.

The CMS conducted a trend analysis study on chronic diseases in the private healthcare sector for the period 2011 – 2016. The study relied on the data that was submitted by medical schemes as part of Annual Statutory Returns (ASR). It is for the first time that this report is based entirely on the ASR … Read more

Press release 12 of 2017: Implications of the Constitutional Court judgement on medical schemes members’ savings accounts

Following receipt of numerous requests from the public to provide clarity on the implications of the recent Constitutional Court judgment regarding the correct accounting treatment of medical schemes members’ personal savings accounts (MSA); the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) would hereby like to provide an explanation on how scheme members with a medical personal savings … Read more

The Office of the Registrar published the report on the analysis of prevalence of chronic diseases in the population covered by medical schemes in South Africa.

The CMS conducted a trend analysis study on chronic diseases in the private healthcare sector for the period 2010 – 2015. The main finding of the study is that there has been a sustained upward trend in diagnosis and treatment of many chronic conditions on the Chronic Disease List. The top 10 ranking of chronic … Read more

Press release 8 of 2016: Quality of Care in medical schemes during the financial years 2015 and 2014

The Council for Medical Schemes through the Research and Monitoring unit undertook a study to determine the quality of care provided to beneficiaries in the medical schemes environment. Quality of care of beneficiaries is of vital importance as it affects member experience and potentially has long term cost implications for medical schemes. This study is … Read more

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