THE MEDICAL SCHEMES AMENDMENT BILL & THE NHI BILL - JUNE 2018:
The transition to NHI and its implementation began in earnest with the tabling of 2 bills in Parliament in June 2018.
The ‘Medical Schemes Amendment Bill’ & the ‘National Health Insurance Bill’
Both bills are below for your immediate attention and comment to us at: [email protected] within the next 10 days, to allow us time to correlate your responses into an official response from Qualicare to the Dept. of Health which is due no later than 21 September 2018.
Please click on the links below to access the documents:
|Dr Tony Behrman’s Commentary Document|
|Draft Medical Schemes Amendment Bill|
|Draft NHI Bill|
Every South African is entitled to access to quality, promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare that is of a sufficient quality, without creating financial hardship.
The alignment of PMB review with NHI policy is now avaialble for download from the Doc Web website. The alignment of PMB review with NHI policy conference was held between 16-19 July 2017.
HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the government's failure to attract private doctors to work at clinics in the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot districts, telling parliament that greed was standing in the way. Only 96 private sector doctors have signed contracts to work the NHI pilot districts, well short of the target of 600 set for this fiscal year, which ends on March 31. Doctors complained that the hourly rate offered by the state was too low, despite the government offering the top hourly rate set by the Department of Public Service and Administration for public hospital sessional work, Motsoaledi said.
- Download "Doctors to Greedy for NHI (1213 Downloads)
Herewith a draft contract for GPs wanting to partake in NHI and contract with the State.
You will see that it is in its infancy at present but it gives you a good idea what State is thinking . No rates have yet been made apparent by State , and the GPs who will be contracted are only going to be those in rural and far outlying areas currently underserved by the GP population.
The rate per hour which seems to be in line with State policy is R 300 per hour.
- Download the GP Draft Contract (2681 Downloads)