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 Tina Butler says... I do not agree on your opinion that they should have tested the sound in the same environment. The difference in sound between a cricket bat hitting a door and a gunshot - when... Oscar trial: Geology rocks? ” 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 Momentum Health OatWell Dual Cross Is being overweight or obese dangerous? Tips to keep your immunity strong this winter Smile your way to better health Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Laugh a little » Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine The healing power of laughter A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.