advertisement
02 April 2008

What is a co-payment?

Medical schemes seldom cover 100% of any medical bills. A co-payment is the portion of the bill for which you are responsible.

0

What is a co-payment?
Medical schemes seldom cover 100% of any medical bills. A co-payment is the portion of the bill for which you are responsible. If your medical scheme pays 100% of the NRPL tariff and your doctor charges more than the NRPL tariff, you will be liable for the difference.

For example: your account is for R3 500, but the NRPL tariff, might only be R2 500. The scheme will then pay R2500 and you will be liable for the difference on R1 000. Some schemes specify certain hospital procedures where you have to pay something towards the hospital account. This can very from R1 000 to R5 900.

 
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Healthy weight »

Underweight? Eating speed linked to BMI Weight and BMI affect fertility

Should we really consider BMI?

The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is.

Digital health news »

Screensaver or eyesaver? How to survive load shedding Computer may predict infectious influenza

New Ransomware virus causes havoc

An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.