Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) faces insolvency threat

The Government Employees Medical Scheme (GEMS) could be insolvent by financial year-end if drastic cost-containment measures are not instituted, reports Business Day. This would mean the scheme would need to be bailed out by the Treasury or amalgamated into a different scheme, forcing significant changes in benefits for its 1.8m members. The report said it would be a big blow to those in government who …

Emergency Dental Network

The network is now up-and-running. “Friends of Medinol” are entitled to six months free listing. Click here:

EDI Destination Codes: 2013-09-06

Medinol Users: Please omit the trailing “P”, e.g. use 027 and NOT 027P.   Scheme Name Scheme Administrator QEDI Code AECI MEDICAL AID SOCIETY Medscheme 027P AECI MEDICAL AID SOCIETY VALUE OPTION Universal Healthcare Administrators (Pty) Ltd. 215P AFA BROADREACH Medscheme 290P AFA CORPORATE Medscheme 304P AFFINITY HEALTH Pan African Managed Care (Pty) Ltd 276P AFROX MEDICAL AID SOCIETY Metropolitan Health …

2011 Tariffs – Medical and Dental

Distribution was completed yesterday: CD’s posted. Some users who requested their files electronically were sent emails on Tuesday. Please check your mailbox.

Discovery Extended Consultation

Premier Practice Extended Consultation code   Effective January 2015, Discovery Health will require additional procedure codes for the Premier Practice extended consultation.   The agreement will be limited to GPs on Premier Practice which is an arrangement to define appropriate care delivery and benefit principles for the management of specified chronic conditions by GPs.   Based on the initial consultation …