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 » 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. 14 quick facts on medical schemes in SA The world of medical schemes is a changing one. Here are some quick facts on schemes in SA which all scheme members should really know. 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. 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. 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. 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. Choosing a medical scheme 10 tips on choosing a medical scheme Unless you belong to a closed medical scheme through your work, you will have to make some difficult choices when choosing the right medical aid for yourself and your family. See all choosing a medical scheme » advertisement From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.