Dear doctors Look, I understand that you are angry about the proposed changes to Regulation 8 of the Medical Schemes Act. If I was in your position I would also be angry at what I perceive as a threat to my business (and my lifestyle). However… While I support your assertion that healthcare practitioners should be compensated… Continue reading Dear Doctors
Oh goody! It’s opening night and the show is about to start. In case you haven’t heard, The DoH has gone ahead and announced proposed changes to the Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act. By far the most controversial aspect is the proposed changes to Regulation 8… As I have said previously, this is going to create… Continue reading Ignition in 3, 2, 1…
Personal finance reports that the DoH is seriously considering changing Regulation 8 (PMBs must be paid at cost). This is apparently in an attempt to avoid ending up in court opposite some schemes (Genesis and Samwumed) who are seriously considering mounting a legal challenge to Regulation 8. Remember that the BHF didn’t lose their case per… Continue reading Living dangerously
Dear Aaron I have been meaning to write you for quite a while but things happened, as they tend to do. We never talk anymore! Anyways, I saw you on the Business Briefing on SABC2 a while ago and wanted to have a little chat about that and some other issues, on behalf of the… Continue reading Dear Aaron
I have been thinking more about yesterday’s post and something did occur to me. Suppose the solvency regulations did change to this risk based capital thing the actuarians are going on about. What would be the likely outcome?
Two articles that I want to highlight this week. The first is the announcement of a 2013 contribution increase of around 10.3% from GEMS. The second is an article titled “More fat than muscle?” that was carried in the Financial Mail last week.
The phenomenon of expensive medical scheme contributions and above inflation increases has persisted for so long that people tend to lose sight of the fact that medical schemes aren’t happy about the situation either. Think about it. We know that the number of people covered by medical schemes hasn’t been growing by much. If we… Continue reading The Hunting of the Snark
And so we have had the second curatorship in as many months. Today we have news that Medshield has been placed under curatorship. This must be a blow to Medscheme, who is rumoured to have been working very hard to get the self-administered scheme back under its roof… (I am blogging from an undisclosed location… Continue reading Unshielded
Neil has a BMI of 42. He also has high cholesterol and hypertension. While he hasn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, his blood sugar level is consistently on the high side.
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.