Home > Medical schemes Medical schemes 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 » Medshield 20 medical scheme myths you should not believe How many of these medical scheme myths do you believe? Get the truth here. Medical Schemes News 10 quick questions on designated service providers (DSPs) All medical scheme members will, sooner or later come across the term Designated Service Provider (DSP). Knowing what it means can save you a lot of money. More in Medical Schemes News All you need to know about waiting periods on your medical scheme Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ Medical aid scheme refuses to pay for local doctor's cancer treatment Fears new medical aid law changes may cause 'doctor drain' Looking for medical aid gap cover? These are the top options 20 medical scheme myths you should not believe See All Medical schemes News » The corruption behind Gauteng Health crisis revealedRECAP: Key findings from Competition Commission's private healthcare probeNHI causes alarm among rural government employees - despite medical aid costs, workers want choice of 'quality' private healthcare Ramaphosa launches anti-corruption forum ‘to protect the NHI Fund’ The president is hopeful that cleaning up the healthcare system in efforts to protect the NHI Fund will ensure that South Africa reaches universal health coverage. Just a single dose of this cancer drug could help put melanoma into remissionFinasteride can lower prostate cancer risk – safelyMany cancer patients take alternative meds but don't tell their doctors Medical aid scheme refuses to pay for local doctor's cancer treatment He’s used to giving life-changing diagnoses, but nothing prepared this doctor for his own cancer battle – or the fight with the medical-aid scheme that refused to pay. Stop talking and start delivering, say medical aid CEOs about NHINo more tax breaks for medical aid members?Make your medical aid work for you Fears new medical aid law changes may cause 'doctor drain' A key issue of the proposed Medical Schemes Amendment Bill is the impact on doctors, resulting from a proposed uniform tariff for healthcare services. Without Medical Gap Cover, members are liable for shortfalls When the gap becomes a chasmGap cover: 2 sides to the story Looking for medical aid gap cover? These are the top options Are you looking for gap cover? A recent survey revealed the top gap cover providers in South Africa, making it easier to choose one. Post-op costs sky-high in some US hospitals A new analysis found that some US hospitals are spending more money on postoperative care, but not actually saving people's lives. Why you shouldn't cancel your medical aid cover Saving on your monthly contribution might seem as a good idea until a family emergency and your hospital bill put a dent in your pocket. Here are a few reasons why cancelling your medical aid is not really a money-saver. Medical insurance vs. a medical scheme So what is the difference between medical insurance and a medical scheme? The amendment to the Demarcation Act aims to clear this up once and for all. What are emergency conditions? An emergency medical condition means the sudden and, at the time, unexpected onset of a health condition that requires immediate medical treatment and/or an operation. Are South Africans baffled by medical scheme benefits? The medical scheme industry is full of jargon and benefit structures that often leave the man on the street confused and frustrated when it comes to understanding and accessing their benefits. The best and worst medical aid schemes in SA See how your medical aid fared as members reveal which plans met their expectations and which ones left much to be desired. Prof Adrè Schreuder speaks to Health24 about the survey. load more articles advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.