Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Medical fraud still the most pervasive type of fraud in SA

Medical aids lost at least R15-20bn of total private healthcare industry spend to fraud last year, with the Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern...

Health scheme merger may disrupt market

Spectramed and Resolution Health have joined forces – and the merger will result in the launch of a new scheme, Health Squared, which combined...

Women-specific health insurance: pros and cons

According to Old Mutual, cancer accounted for 62% of the ‘Big 4’ severe illnesses (cancer, heart attack, CABG and stroke) in 2017. The top...

Obesity: an economic risk for South Africa

We tend to think of HIV and TB as the greatest health risks in South Africa today – but non-communicable diseases are fast becoming...

Report: South African medical scheme claims riddled with fraud

South African private medical schemes spent R160.6 billion on health care benefits in 2017, with policyholders paying an extra R31.8 billion in out-of-pocket expenses...