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
The decision by the Competition Commissioner to approve the Sizwe-Hosmed merger does not change or influence the CMS’ decision on the proposed amalgamation. To read more, please click on the link above.
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
The Office of the Registrar (Office) published the report on Prevalence of chronic diseases in the population covered by medical schemes for the period 2011 – 2017. To read more, please click on the link above.
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) said on Tuesday Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi has agreed to chair the investigation into allegations of racial profiling against Black, Coloured and Indian private medical practitioners. To read more, please click on the link above.
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) has launched an investigation into allegations of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners. To read more, please click on the link above.
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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.
Fraud in the medical schemes industry has been under the spotlight for some time, with key role players in the industry intensifying their efforts to deal with the scourge. To read more, please click on the link above.
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
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
Attached find Press release on the CMS’ withdrawal of accreditation of STRATA Healthcare Management (PTY) LTD, as a managed care organisation. To read more, please click on the link above.
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
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) announced today, 1 February 2017, the appointment of the Acting Chief Executive & Registrar for medical schemes. For more information, please click the link above.
The Chief Executive & Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), Dr Humphrey Zokufa has passed away on Sunday, 22 January 2017, after a short period of being ill. For more information please click the link above.
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), regulator of the medical schemes industry, was recently recognised by the Auditor-General of South Africa for its track record of 16 successive clean audits since its inception in 2000. For more information, please click the link above.
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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