10 April 2012

Dictionary of terms

Easy-to-understand explanations of medical scheme and hospital plan terms, jargon and abbreviations.

Easy-to-understand explanations of medical scheme (aka medical aid) terms, jargon and abbreviations.

Agreed tariff
Sometimes a fund has agreements with preferred providers, such as doctors and/or hospitals, where specific tariffs have been negotiated.


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