Home > Medical schemes > PMB and chronic disease PMB and chronic disease 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 » Medihelp Press Office » Momentum Health Press Office » Selfmed Press Office » Bestmed Press Office Know your scheme's PMBs Read your scheme's policy - and understand what constitutes a Prescribed Minimum Benefit. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery Questions on PMBs FAQs and other facts about PMBs, medical schemes, healthcare providers and chronic conditions. Why do we have PMBs? The reason why PMBs were created basically comes down to two facts, medical schemes and healthcare. The importance of ICD-10 codes One code that appears on a healthcare provider account is ICD-10 codes. These codes are used to inform medical schemes about the conditions the members were treated for. Which conditions are covered? The Regulations to the Medical Schemes Act in Annexure A provide a long list of conditions identified as Prescribed Minimum Benefits. Why are designated service providers important? A Designated Service Provider is a healthcare provider that is a medical scheme’s first choice when its members need diagnosis, treatment or care for a PMB condition. What are PMBs? PMBs are a set of defined benefits that ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. “ Latest comment on Health24 b.agnostic says... Funny when you post a comment like that but when it is reversed you go up in arms... Claims of faeces and semen in Spur, Wimpy food ” Medical scheme beneficiaries PMBs are very good news for medical scheme beneficiaries and give them considerable rights as far as healthcare is concerned. HIV and your medical scheme HIV is a PMB. Medical schemes are increasingly geared towards giving people living with HIV/Aids that much-needed extra bit of support for a healthy and productive life. List of chronic diseases All medical schemes are obligated to provide cover for the 'diagnosis and medication' of the following conditions. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.