Home > Medical schemes > News News SA medical schemes in favour of improving clinical quality healthcare The private healthcare industry has welcomed the release of the eleventh annual report on the clinical quality of healthcare in South Africa, which was released at a conference of healthcare stakeholders in Centurion, Gauteng on 22 July 2015. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Medical Schemes Act: proposed amendments to PMBs Proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act signal a victory for millions of medical scheme beneficiaries and allow for a more equitable and sustainable healthcare system in South Africa. Medical Aid schemes are squeezing Community pharmacies and consumers The Independent Community Pharmacy Association is challenging the Council of Medical Schemes to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes, to do away with closed DSP’s and to re-look at the way co-payments are calculated, as the current structure does not have the interests of the consumer or pharmacies at heart. The best medical aid in SA Consumer expectations are not being met when it comes to medical aids, but in a survey Bonitas came out tops. 'How Discovery Health messed us around' A disgruntled couple, who were on Discovery Health's Classic Comprehensive Plan, believe customers are expected to pay for the fund management's errors. Discovery Health responds. SA urged not to adopt American NHI model Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the government is pressing ahead with the National Health Insurance, adding that the country has been urged not to follow the American model. Medical negligence: Lawyers slam Motsoaledi The legal profession has condemned claims by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi that lawyers leading litigation against medical practitioners are lining their pockets. “ Latest comment on Health24 Willem du Plessis says... The figures presented by the FARR in its report is definitely inaccurate. There aren't even 3mil children born in SA each year. This is a very important issue, and a concerning... Born drunk: Cape teen defies the evils of alcoholism ” Why choosing cheaper medical cover can cost you in the long run Medical cover is expensive, and getting more so every year. Unfortunately this could mean we opt for lower monthly premiums that could mean you aren't covered in the event of an expensive procedure. Do you have complaints about your private medical aid? The Competition Commission’s Market Inquiry into South Africa's Private Health Care Sector offers an opportunity for us to voice our concerns and experiences of how the system has failed us. Could PMBs be on the way out? Prescribed Minimum Benefits, according to the Council for Medical Schemes, is a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the option they have chosen. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready Live healthier Your health » How well do you know the body? Your healthy liver lifestyle Are you healthy? Tell us about your health and you could win R5000. Up for grabs » Tell us about your health Stay warm when the lights go out Win R1000 in cash! Win an energy-saving Spindel Enter our competition and stand a chance of winning an energy saving Spindel valued at R2200!