Home > Medical schemes > Momentum health 04 June 2014 Momentum Health wins service award Momentum has once again shown that service excellence is integral to the brand by winning the PMR.africa Golden Arrow Award for healthcare administration. 0 Image supplied ~ Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Providing consistently great service is one of the toughest challenges facing business today. Momentum has once again shown that service excellence is integral to the brand by improving its position in winning the PMR.africa Golden Arrow Award for healthcare administration, following on from the Silver Arrow Award it won last year.Over the past five years, the Momentum Health administrator has annually been placed amongst the top three medical scheme administrators in the PMR.africa survey, demonstrating its consistency in delivering excellent service.Sustained service enhancementAs the 3rd largest open scheme, offering healthcare cover to more than 110 000 families, the Momentum Health medical scheme is strongly focused on backing up its flexible product offering with service that sets it apart from its competitors. Considering the innovative nature of its offering, it can be challenging to maintain market-leading customer satisfaction levels. The administrator has, however, seen intensive training programmes bear fruit, with positive feedback from members on a regular basis confirming that its sustained service enhancement drive is paying off.“The most crucial service measure is our clients’ rating of the service they receive from us. Over the past three years we have consistently kept this average rating above 8.5 out of 10. In 2013, specific improvements were achieved in terms of getting providers on our new Primary Care Networks to submit correct claims codes, lowering incorrect coding (and therefore requiring human intervention to rectify) from more than 50% of claims received in January 2014, to under 8% towards the end of the year”, reports Operational Executive, Michael Temlett.Despite the fact that its success has seen Momentum Health grow at a rapid pace, the scheme’s financial strength and solvency levels have also improved. An very high credit rating, along with solvency levels well above the legislative requirement, places the Scheme in strong contrast with an embattled industry where consolidation and a reducing number of schemes continue to be the order of the day.“We have been implementing service improvements and processes guided by a consumer-centred philosophy,” says Head of Sales and Marketing, Damian McHugh. “For us it includes an ongoing engagement with members to ensure that we stay abreast of their changing needs. Implementation of innovative solutions, such as the recent Momentum Health mobile application, that enables features such as searching for a service provider near you and providing instant and seamless information about your claims history, represents one such example. We will continue to follow this approach, aimed at putting our members’ best interests at the heart of everything we do". NEXT ON HEALTH24X Bringing movies to the people with the power of the sun 36 minutes ago Partner content More: Medical schemesMomentum health advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical WATCH: South Africa teenager shares her battle against TB News QUIZ: How often do you take a sick day? Medical 4 tips for frequent flyers to prevent back pain Diet and nutrition Sugar tax too low to work Medical QUIZ: 10 facts and myths about asthma Lifestyle High-tech acne treatments From our sponsors How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?