Smaller medical schemes offer customers value for money, but lack the ability to attract new members, thereby affecting the ‘health' for the scheme over the long term. This is one of the conclusions from GTC's Medical Aid Survey for 2017.
COHSASA was one of 540 companies from 18 different countries to host an exhibition for three days at the largest health conference on the continent. Africa Health 2017 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in the Midrand attracted over 10,000 health professionals under one roof.
COHSASA 1 day ago
Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy.
Linda Ensor 1 day ago
The new Medical Device Code of Ethical Marketing and Business Practice allows for self-regulation by the industry, and seeks to ensure that members, and medical devices companies in general, do not offer inducements to healthcare providers or other customers in order to sell, lease, recommend or arrange for the sale or lease of their products.
It seems cruel that drugs that can save the lives of thousands of cancer sufferers are so prohibitively expensive that even people on the very top-end of medical aid cover can only access part of the treatment course, while those in the public sector don't stand a chance.
Nicci Botha 2 days ago
Insurer Hollard planned "significant acquisitions" on the continent in the next few years and was partnering with global health insurer Cigna to offer health insurance to companies operating in Africa, said Brooks Mparutsa, executive director of Hollard's international business.
The demarcation regulations clearly distinguish between medical insurance products and medical aid schemes. For the consumer, this means that while limited gap cover and hospital cash-back plans will still be allowed, primary healthcare insurance policies will no longer be available. All existing policies will need to align with the regulations from 1 January 2018.
Roland Buys 3 days ago
If one is to accept health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi's proposition that medico-legal litigation is out of control — which is a proposition that may require more formal investigation and study — then, perhaps, the most appropriate government reaction is to map legislation to deal with such circumstances.
Neil Kirby 19 Jun 2017
Bidvest's and Adcock Ingram's offer to pay a combined R2m fine without admitting guilt was accepted by the Competition Tribunal on Thursday, 15 June 2017.
Robert Laing 19 Jun 2017
In recent years, patient outcomes have been given a significant boost following major advances in treating breast and colorectal cancer, especially the aggressive Her2-positive breast cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer.
I chatted to Mandi Fine, CEO of F/NE and juror for the Cannes Lions Pharma Lions as part of Lions Health, live in Cannes, France.
Ann Nurock 19 Jun 2017
The 64th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the Cannes Pharma and Cannes Health & Wellness Lions award ceremonies, where Y&R SA did SA proud!
The Cannes Lions Pharma and Health & Wellness Lions shortlists have been released, with SA seeing entries from two agencies make it to the final round at Cannes Lions 2017!