Council for Medical Schemes: Why we are stopping low-cost benefit options

2020-01-26 10:14

They do not guarantee value for money, they fail to protect the interests of their members and are likely to drive them to access health care from public facilities due to their limited inferior benefits, writes Dr Sipho Kabane.

Medical regulator suspends 5 execs following corruption claims

2019-09-18 16:14

The medical schemes regulator says two executives and three senior managers have been placed on precautionary suspension.

Council for Medical Schemes announces probe into racial profiling

2019-05-20 12:35

The council, which regulates private health financing via medical aid schemes, has launched a probe into claims of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners.

Inspection into Bonita Medical Fund halted - report

2019-02-25 12:42

The Council for Medical Schemes has halted an inspection into Bonitas Medical Fund, according to a report.

Humphrey Zokufa: Health warrior and visionary

2017-01-29 06:09

Humphrey Zokufa was a high-calibre leader whose hearty laugh and smile were contagious and who had an effervescent personality.

Medical schemes healthy despite fewer members joining

2015-09-01 17:09

The medical scheme industry is financially sound despite low growth in membership, says the Council for Medical Schemes.

All eyes on medical schemes court verdict

2011-10-02 12:57

The health industry is holding its breath, waiting for a court decision on what medical schemes must pay for prescribed minimum benefits.

CMS: Not enough private hospital choice

2011-07-27 14:11

Private hospital ownership is concentrated in three main players which offers too little choice, the Council for Medical Schemes has told MPs.


Low cost benefit healthcare options no longer to be offered by medical schemes, insurers - regulator

2019-12-08 12:01

The Council for Medical Schemes plans to disallow low-cost benefit options for healthcare to better align offerings of medical schemes to National Health Insurance policy.

Council for Medical Schemes says inquiry will probe bullying, 'use of hidden cameras'

2019-06-11 10:40

Allegations around bullying, coercion and the "use of hidden cameras" will be included in an upcoming probe into allegations of racial profiling against black and Indian private medical practitioners by medical aids.

Bonitas: Inspection does not affect our members directly

2019-02-25 19:59

Bonitas' Principal Officer Gerhard Van Emmenis says that an inspection into the medical fund is still ongoing.

Medical schemes paid out R160.6bn during 2017, mostly for hospital care – report

2018-10-18 22:19

The Council for Medical Schemes, a regulatory body for medical schemes, on Thursday issued its annual report for 2017/18.

Private health sector only serves 17% of SA

2015-09-01 21:30

The challenge of improving the health status of South Africa's population as a whole remains, says the Council for Medical Schemes.

Sizwe Medical Fund under curatorship

2012-09-05 19:03

Sizwe Medical Fund has been placed under provisional curatorship‚ after the Council for Medical Schemes applied for governance concerns to be addressed.

Medical schemes trustees coining it

2011-09-07 08:03

Ten non-profit medical schemes in South Africa spent a total of more than R28m on salaries for trustees in 2010, a newspaper reports.

CMS and Bonitas settle dispute

2011-05-31 13:20

The Council for Medical Schemes and Bonitas Medical Fund have agreed on a curator who will be in control of the medical scheme for 90 days.

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