Home > Medical schemes Medical schemes All sections in Medical Schemes » About Medical Schemes » General Info » Choosing a Medical Scheme » Dictionary of Terms » FAQs » Medical Scheme News » PMB and Chronic Disease » Momentum Health » Fedhealth 10 tips on reading your medical scheme’s benefit schedule The devil is indeed in the detail when it comes to understanding your scheme’s benefit brochure. Medical Schemes News Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals A new analysis found that some US hospitals are spending more money on postoperative care, but not actually saving people's lives. More in Medical Schemes News The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme Potential amalgamation between Bonitas medical fund and Liberty medical scheme We spoke to Discovery Vitality's CEO about recent changes to rewards See All Medical schemes News » The cost of healthcare in South Africa Despite policy initiatives aimed at structuring affordable low cost healthcare funding products, medical schemes have remained unaffordable, and therefore inaccessible, to the majority of South Africans. Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claimsWhy medical aid costs are soaring in SAWhy you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA See how your medical aid fared as members reveal which plans met their expectations and which ones left much to be desired. Prof Adrè Schreuder speaks to Health24 about the survey. Why medical aid costs are soaring in SAWhy you shouldn't cancel your medical aid coverMedical aid resolutions for 2016 Revealed: Discovery Health's top fraudulent medical aid claims Doctors providing fraudulent sick notes to members and then claiming for a consultation is just one of the scams uncovered by Discovery Health, CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg tells Health24. PMBs: when should a medical scheme pay in full? Prescribed Minimum Benefits: must a scheme pay in full, at cost for these 270 conditions? The battle rages on, despite judgments in several court cases. Are South Africans baffled by medical scheme benefits? The medical scheme industry is full of jargon and benefit structures that often leave the man on the street confused and frustrated when it comes to understanding and accessing their benefits. Medical schemes - the basics A medical scheme helps you to pay for your healthcare needs, such as nursing, surgery, dental work, medicine and hospital accommodation. Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all. Hospital plans Some of SA’s cheapest hospital plans Money’s tight for everyone. Need to buy down to a hospital plan? Here’s more about some of the low-cost options in SA. What are emergency conditions? An emergency medical condition means the sudden and, at the time, unexpected onset of a health condition that requires immediate medical treatment and/or an operation. Discovery nabs 51% of scheme members10 tips on choosing a medical scheme 10 facts on the self-payment gap Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.