How many South Africans have medical aid

How many South Africans have medical aid coverage

 

StatsSA has published its latest General Household Survey (GHS), revealing the number of South Africans that are covered by a medical aid scheme.

The group’s data shows that between 2002 and 2018, the percentage of individuals covered by a medical aid scheme increased marginally from 15.9% to 17.1% in 2016, before declining to 16.4% in 2018.

During this period, the number of individuals who were covered by a medical aid scheme increased from 7.3 million to 9.4 million persons.

StatsSA found that more than one-fifth (22.6%) of South African households had at least one member who belonged to a medical aid scheme.

Approximately one-quarter (24%) of individuals in metros were members of medical aid schemes, exceeding the national average of 16.4%.

StatSA found that medical aid membership is most common in Tshwane (29.6%) and the City of Cape Town (27.7%), while the lowest membership was measured in Nelson Mandela Bay (20.6%) and eThekwini (20.7%).

Almost three quarters (72.9%) of white individuals were members of a medical aid scheme compared to just over one-half (52%) of Indian/Asian individuals. By comparison, only 9.9% of black Africans were covered by a medical aid scheme, StatsSA found.

 

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Medscheme Staff Strike 30 May 2019

Medscheme Staff Strike 30 May 2019

Date: 29 May 2019

 

 

 

The National EducationHealth and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is currently preparing for a strike action at MEDSCHEME which will commence on the 30th May 2019.

The employer has vehemently refused to implement an agreement reached between NEHAWU and MEDSCHEME on the introduction of a performance management tool. MEDSCHEME had agreed to implement the performance management tool as of the 1st of April 2018. This non-implementation of the agreement has resulted in our members not receiving their performance bonuses.

Our members have been frustrated by the intransigence of the employer and are angered by the inconsideration displayed by MEDSCHEME in relation to making sure that they pay the performance’s bonuses owed to members. The employer has proven beyond reasonable doubt that they have no interest in uplifting the living standard of our members.

 

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SAMWU – Insolvent, Bankrupt?

SAMWUMED Admits to Bankruptcy

Date: 10 April 2019

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The South African Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has confirmed that it is insolvent and hasn’t been able to consistently pay salaries to staff since August last year.

Samwu’s new leadership, which was elected last week, said that the organisation’s savings appear to have been looted, forcing the union to survive from hand to mouth through monthly subscriptions from members.

Samwu has been in financial trouble for the past few years, with its former leaders – who were voted out through a motion of no confidence last week – suspected of having looted the organisation’s funds.

Newly appointed Samwu general secretary Koena Ramotlou said that things look bleak for the union, with all of the savings it depended on now depleted.

“What is disappointing, which members expect from us to act on, is that there are signs of money doing what it is not supposed to do and there is no trail of action of trying to recoup the money.”

The union has shed thousands of members in the past few years, seeing its income from members decline substantially.

Millions of rand were also spent on legal costs as the union defended itself from disgruntled members.

 

 

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COID/WCA Medical Tariffs Increase for 2019

COID/WCA 2019 Tariff Increase

Date: 30 March 2019

COID/WCA Medical Tariffs Increase for 2019 is 6.4 percent

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Commonly used General Practitioner Tariffs

Commonly Used GP Tariffs

Date: 12 Feb 2019

 

Codes most commonly used for Medical Billing

 

 

 

  Hospital follow-up visit to patient in ward or nursing facility     0109
  Consulting service     0132
  Unscheduled emergency consultation/visit at the doctors’ home
 or rooms all hours
     0146
  Emergency consultation/visit away from the doctor’s home or
 rooms all hours
     0147
  Pre-anaesthetic assessment     0151
  New and established patient average duration and/or
 complexity
     0190
  New and established patient moderately above average
 duration and/or complexity
     0191
  New and established patient long duration and/or high
 complexity
     0192
  Setting of sterile tray     0202
  Intravenous treatment: Intravenous infusions (push-in) (patients
 over three years)
     0206
  Collection of blood specimen(s) by medical practitioner for
 pathology examination per venesection
     0210
  Stitching of soft-tissue injuries: Stitching of wound     0300
  Nebulisation (in rooms)1136
  Electrocardiogram: Without effort1232

 

 

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2019 GP Rates: Sizwe, Makoti, Malcor

2019 GP Rates for Sizwe, Makoti & Malcor

Date: 5 Feb 2019  

2019 General Practitioner Rates for Sizwe, Makoti and Malcor

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