COIDA (Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act)
The Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (“COIDA”) providers for compensation for disablement and/or injuries caused by injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or death resulting from such injuries or diseases.
In an effort to facilitate easy access for claiments particularly the injured workers, the Fund has replaced the old system (UMEHLUKO), and introduced a new one called (COMPEASY).
COMPEASY was launched on 11 October 2019. Because it is a new system which is meant to address fraudulent and invalid claims, it is experiencing few challenges.
To our Shareholders & Members:
There is a compulsory registration by every practice which employs staff, with COIDA, usually done by the practice accountant (at the same time as they do the VAT and the PAYE) – a statutory liability to register employees with COIDA and pay the monthly fee on their behalf to COIDA.
PLEASE, do not confuse this with the fact that you do NOT see or treat ‘injury on duty’ patients!
(You are aware that you múst first stabilize such a patient before you refer him further)
COIDA Tariff Updates for 2023
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENTS
- Medical Tariffs Increase for 2023 is 4%
- The fees appearing in the Schedule (see the download) are applicable in respect of services rendered on or after 1 April 2023 & EXCLUDE 15% VAT!
- Medical Service Providers Registration Requirements with the Compensation Fund:
The Compensation Fund requires that any Medical Service Provider who seeks to treat patients in terms of the COIA Act, must register their details including their banking details with the Compensation Fund. They must thereafter register as a user of the online processing system. The steps that are to be followed are details hereunder: See pages 8 & 9, please.
COVID-19 under COIDA
COIDA – What should an Employer do if an Employee presents COVID
COIDA – Claiming compensation for occupational injuries or disease
Department of Labour: Western Cape Provisional Office Details
COIDA – First Medical Report
Final of Progress Medical Report (Accident)
COIDA: To Treat Or Not To Treat