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 » Momentum Health » Fedhealth What to consider when changing your medical scheme If you are considering changing medical schemes, read these 9 tips that will guide you to making the best decision for yourself and your family. Like us on Facebook » Subscribe to the newsletter » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz How long will you live? » Medical history Bacteria gallery 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. Know your scheme's PMBs Read your scheme's policy - and understand what constitutes a Prescribed Minimum Benefit. Questions on PMBs FAQs and other facts about PMBs, medical schemes, healthcare providers and chronic conditions. 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. Why do we have PMBs? The reason why PMBs were created basically comes down to two facts, medical schemes and healthcare. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.