So this year the BHF circus is coming to Cape Town! Since the connectivity at the CTICC is soooo much better than in the middel of the Drakensburg I should be able to share my thoughts as we go along. Really looking forward to hearing what Gung-Ho will have to say. If your’re reading this… Continue reading Here we go
Other than sitting through thinly disguised marketing presentations and trying to pickle their livers with free drinks I think the primary reason most people probably drove out to the Drakensberg for the Board of Healthcare Blunders Conference was because the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, was coming to talk to the industry.
O dear. I seem to have gone ahead and made a promise about posting about this week’s BHF conference in the Drakensburg. Unfortunately the people who pay me have somehow developed the ridiculous notion that this entitles them to expect results so time has been in short supply. Still, a promise is a promise so… Continue reading Why the BHF is like a forgotten reality TV star
Last week the Board of Healthcare Blunders announced to the world that it is going to be more aggressive in representing its members. Having in the past compared the organisation to a jellyfish all I can say is that this is long overdue. If it does actually happen then my advice to the BHF is:… Continue reading Broken
The best thing about banging your head against a brick wall is that it feels so good when your stop.
Some quick links to end the week with: The Board of Healthcare Blunders won its case against Discovery about the copyright for the Practice Numbering System. No-one seems to know what this will mean in practice other than Discovery having to write a check that will be peanuts for them but probably a godsend for… Continue reading You win some, you lose some
Saturday’s Personal Finance carried a story about the opposition to the plans to outlaw gap cover. Apparently the C4MS was quite taken aback by the fact that medical schemes themselves don’t think this is a good idea.
The Board of Healthcare Blunders has responded to the media reports that the C4MS wants to deregister a scheme for not complying with Regulation 8. I’m not sure what they are trying to accomplish with this press release. Maybe they felt that it was time to be seen to do something again. It starts with… Continue reading Fat lot of good it will do
When the Board of Healthcare Blunder’s case on PMBs was dismissed I predicted that the C4MS was now going press ahead with its PMB compliance agenda and maybe overcook it based on the incorrect belief that it won the case (in case you only just joined us they didn’t really win). They wasted no time… Continue reading That didn’t take long
Moneyweb carried this article titled Medical council to crack down on medical aids on Tuesday. The Council for Medical Schemes, the statutory regulator for medical schemes having celebrated with popped corks, its court victory Monday to keep certain compulsory benefits and protections for members in place, on Tuesday said it would now crack down on… Continue reading Spoiling for a fight