The Council for Medical Schemes had issued a press release updating the industry on developments at Bonitas Medical Fund. The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) had placed the acting principal officer of Bonitas Medical Fund, Mr. Gerhard van Emmenis and the compliance officer Mr. Joseph Maluleke in charge of the Fund, who were required to report to the CMS on a weekly basis.
The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) published two further editions of CMScript, which advised beneficiaries on Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs). Issue 7 of the CMScript gave beneficiaries information regarding what were PMBs, what was covered as PMBs and what measures medical schemes used to manage PMB costs. Issue 8 of the CMScript gave beneficiaries information about diabetes mellitus, the treatment thereof and beneficiaries' PMB entitlements.
For more detailed information, you can access Issue 7 and Issue 8 of the CMScript.
National Budget 2011 / 2012
The Minister of Finance delivered the National Budget on 23 February 2011. The main implications of the budget for the health care industry are briefly reviewed. To see how R8 billion was allocated to lay the foundations for National Health Insurance (NHI) and for details of the 2011 rebates and the proposed tax credits in 2012 please click here.