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Council for Medical Schemes
The Council for Medical Schemes is a statutory body established by the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes.
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The Office of the Registrar published the report on the analysis of prevalence of chronic diseases in the population covered by medical schemes in South Africa.
The CMS conducted a trend analysis study on chronic diseases in the private healthcare sector for the period 2011 – 2016. The study relied on the data that was submitted by medical schemes as part of Annual Statutory Returns (ASR). It is for the first time that this report is based entirely on the ASR data. The study reports prevalence rates using the Scheme Risk Measurement definition as well as a more relaxed definition of prevalence.
published on 22 May 2018 09:00:00 +0200
Press release 3 of 2018: SAMWUMED placed under provisional curatorship
The Western Cape Division of the High Court in Cape Town has on 3rd May 2018, placed the South African Municipal Workers Union Medical Aid Scheme (SAMWUMED) under provisional curatorship following a successful application by the acting Registrar of the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS), in terms of Section 56(1) of the Medical Schemes Act, No. 131 of 1998 (the MS Act), and Section 5(1) and (2) of the Financial Institutions (Protection of Funds) Act 28 of 2001b (the FI Act). Acting Judge P Andrews ordered that Mrs. Duduza Khosana be appointed as provisional curator for SAMWUMED. To read more, please click on the link above.
published on 9 May 2018 11:30:00 +0200
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