n South African Gastroenterology Review - Private practice review : codes, tariffs, the Competition Commission and NHI : private practice review
|Article Title||Private practice review : codes, tariffs, the Competition Commission and NHI : private practice review|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Publication Date||Aug 2013|
|Pages||30 - 31|
There are major stumbling blocks in brokering remuneration and new coding and billing structures. The Competition Commission reigned in the abilities of service providers to negotiate fees. A surrogate replacement process to determine a cost-based Reference Price List (RPL) was an expensive failure. Legally there is no longer a RPL, nor a National Benchmark of tariffs (although the legal framework for it is still in existence and could be implemented without the requirement of an exemption from the Competition Act).
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