Certificate of Need for Private Healthcare Practitioners

Did you know? On April 1 2014 Sections 36-40 of the National Health Act were implemented. This means that all medical practitioners will need to apply for a Certificate of Need within 24 months. No regulations have yet been published. This means that we are unsure as to the process involved. Tags: certificate+of+need, national+health+act

Accept Patient Payments from SmartPhones

If you’d prefer to leave your bank cards at home and never carry cash, you can now make payments using your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy phone or Blackberry. Freely available for download in several app stores, mobile payment solution SnapScan allows you to make payments by scanning a merchant’s unique QR code, known as a SnapCode. Once you’ve scanned the merchant’s …

PG Bison Medical Aid Amalgamates with Discovery

PG Bison Medical Scheme will be amalgamating with Discovery Health Medical Scheme from 1 May 2014 We want to let you know that the members of PG Bison Medical Scheme will move to the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) from 1 May 2014. The destination remains the same as current.   Claim submission information   Claims with a service date …

Dispensing Fee Update: 3 April 2014

Government Gazette No. 37527 has been published on the 3rd of April 2014, related to the medicine dispensing fee to be charged by a duly licensed medical practitioner, dentist, practitioner, nurse or other person, registered under the Health Professions Act. The legislation defines the dispensing fee on SEP (Single Exit Price) items and such fee should not exceed the following: …

Dental Tariff Codes and Fees for 2015

Dental Tariff Codes, Rates and Fees for 2015 ******* Were you looking for those of 2017? ¬†===>>> ¬†Click here These are applicable to all medical aid claims as from 1 January 2015. The applicable increase ranges from 5.5% to 8%. If you do not have the correct tariffs, those for 2014 can be used instead. There appears to be no …

Mediswitch EDI Billing Costs for GP’s

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION % PER CLAIM BILLING SwitchOn (Real-time) SwitchComm Plus (Batch) SwitchCapture TRANSACTION TYPES electronic Remittance Advices (eRA’s) Membership Status Validation (MSV) Features real-time claim submissions with online scheme responses and the flexibility to send claims Now or Later™. It has an integrated SwitchNavigator that enables practices to track and manage claims from within the PMA. It provides for the …