private healthcare

 
Billions lost: Doctors, hospitals and medical aid members collude to commit fraud
Billions lost: Doctors, hospitals and medical aid members collude to commit fraud
Fraud, waste and abuse is costing the private healthcare system more than R22-billion, and if you submit false claims, you could face more than...
Private healthcare market inquiry cost R196m – Patel
Private healthcare market inquiry cost R196m – Patel
The Competition Commission's Healthcare Market Inquiry conducted over...
Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
Estranged bedfellows: Why the private sector remains wary of universal healthcare
Whether the  National Health Insurance (NHI) succeeds or...
‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’
‘Most citizens are poor so private hospitals seem costly – they are not’
The high cost of private hospitals is a mere perception, says the Hospital Association of South Africa (Hasa), which represents the major private...
Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid
Private healthcare inquiry counts cost of medical aid
The long-anticipated public hearings for the inquiry into the private healthcare market kicked off in a frigid Pretoria conference room this...
Dental work's a kick in the teeth
Dental work's a kick in the teeth
Palesa Dwaba* sat down on a chair in the shabby room holding her black handbag tightly on her lap. “Good morning doctor,” she greeted.
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
Medical aids have dentists over a barrel
"We are seeing dentists going under," said Maretha Smit, chief executive officer of the South African Dental Association (Sada).
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Comment: Restore medical aids to good health
Usually there is only one healthcare system in a country, made up of a number of role players, but the South African healthcare system is unlike...
Maximum intervention prescribed
Maximum intervention prescribed
Mr E lives in South Africa, a country in which everyone has a constitutionally entrenched right to have access to healthcare services. He and 17%...
Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions
Mediclinic drops R3-billion after share sale to fund acquisitions
Mediclinic International, South Africa's largest private-hospital owner, fell the most in six months after raising R3.18-billion in a share sale to...
Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health
Mediclinic profit increases as more South Africans turn to private health
Mediclinic International, South Africa’s largest private-hospital owner, posted a 23% increase in full-year profit as more patients came to its...

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