n South African Gastroenterology Review - SAGES private practice cost study : urgent co-operation - all SAGES members : WGO

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The Council of Medical Schemes (CMS) has been tasked by the Department of Health to establish a reference pricing structure for billing for medical services - the so-called National Health Reference Price List (NHRPL). CMS recognises that the profession should determine their own scope of practice and have empathy regarding to our professional income. Their directive is that the value of each discipline and every tariff must be based on appropriate, audited costing. The anaesthetists (SASA) and psychiatrists (SASOP) presented practice-costing studies last year indicating up to 80% increases in individual tariffs; CMS allowed partial implementation with increases of ..

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