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December 8, 2017

Pregnancy during the festive season

Facing the festive season with a baby bump may be daunting for expectant moms. Navigating social commitments and travel plans with a full-time passenger in your belly can be a…

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August 31, 2017

Why an NHI is necessary

The South African private healthcare system is in a time of review and reformulation. The Health Market Inquiry (HMI) and National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper have spelt out the…

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June 23, 2017

New maternity care programme launches

 Pregnant women without medical scheme cover can now access affordable private maternity care, without worrying about being put out of pocket by unexpected costs. The Birthing Team, which is currently…

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May 23, 2017

Getting global fees right

There is some controversy about alternative reimbursement models in the commercial healthcare industry. Global fees contracts – where a single payment is made to a healthcare team to cover all…

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February 7, 2017

Maternity care crisis in private sector

Healthcare management company PPO Serve has raised awareness around an escalating crisis in obstetrics during Pregnancy Awareness Week, which takes place from 8 to 14 February. Many practitioners are leaving…

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