Medical aids crucial to treating mental disorders

As with most medical conditions, there are numerous treatment options available to someone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. However, most people don’t understand how medical aids can help. This is especially true for schizophrenia – a complex disorder that affects a person’s ability to think clearly, form […]

Ruling in favour of single-use catheters

  The Council for Medical Schemes recently sided with Storm Ferguson in a ground-breaking ruling that requires his medical aid to fund his single-use hydrophilic-coated catheters to prevent recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). This will surely set a precedent for other medical aid members. Where it began For many years […]

Healthcare Y2K is here: what wheelchair users need to prepare for

The private healthcare industry underwent a coding restructuring yesterday (March 1), whereby the existing coding conventions for everything from medicines to wheelchairs and surgical supplies will migrate from six to seven digits. Wilma Liebenberg, CEO of Knowledge Objects, says: “This coding change is equivalent to the pharmaceutical and private healthcare […]