Discovery Health's take on Regulation 8

Chris Bateman


Dr Jonathan Broomberg, CEO of Discovery Health, and Milton Streak, the Principal Officer of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme, said both entities supported the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) and did not agree with the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF) in its view on Regulation 8. Discovery Health Medical Scheme and other schemes managed by Discovery Health had ‘for several years, had payment arrangements in place allowing members' access to full payment for PMB [Prescribed Member Benefit] conditions’. 

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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National Health Insurance; regulation 8; primary healthcare; Prescribed Minimum Benefits; Council for Medical Schemes; Discovery Health

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South African Medical Journal 2013;103(12):887. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.7692

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Date submitted: 2013-11-05
Date published: 2013-11-07

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