Collaboration needed to combat medical aid fraud - experts

Jul 30 2017 17:52

Fraud, waste, abuse, and irregular payments within the healthcare sector are slowly crippling the industry, says the Board of Healthcare Funders.


Astra plunges after setback in crucial lung-cancer drug trial

Jul 27 2017 10:30

AstraZeneca shares have plunged by the most ever after the UK drugmaker suffered a blow to its next-generation cancer therapy in a major setback.

Financial Services

Cooperative bank for healthcare sector launched

Jul 26 2017 11:35

The health economy received a boost with the launch of MediCoop CFI, a cooperative bank which is exclusive to the healthcare sector.


REVEALED: The mental illnesses costing SA billions

Jul 26 2017 05:00

Discovery Health's mental health spend reached R2bn in 2016 with hospitalisation claims amounting to R32m more than predicted, says CEO Dr Jonathan Broomberg.


NHI bill to come before Cabinet in November

Jul 20 2017 09:08

The National Department of Health hopes to have the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill before Cabinet in November this year after which it will be made available for public comment.


Medical schemes slammed for shunning SA's mentally ill

Jul 18 2017 18:20

Mental healthcare in South Africa is in a sickly state with medical aid members continuing to face prejudice and discrimination by schemes, says an industry expert.


Fraud costs private healthcare R22bn - SIU

Jul 18 2017 13:11

At least 7% of all medical claims in South Africa are fraudulent, with the total fraud costs in the private healthcare system estimated at R22bn each year.


REVEALED: SA's top 20 hospitals

Jul 18 2017 09:20

Discovery Health has revealed its annual hospital survey, which gave some measure of South Africa's best hospitals.


Fewer medical schemes in store for SA

Jul 18 2017 06:02

Government hopes that the number of private medical schemes and the options they provide will decrease under the proposed National Health Insurance plan.

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Black-owned healthcare investment company lists on JSE

Jul 12 2017 11:36

RH Bophelo has listed as a special purpose acquisition company on the JSE, joining five other companies in the non-equity investments instruments sector.

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