oa South African Family Practice - Specialist Physicians (Family Medicine) in private practice : editorial

Volume 58, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



When the discipline of specialist physicians in family medicine was registered by the Health Professions Council (HPCSA), the doctors who got on to the new register were required to apply for a specialist private number from the Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF). This meant the doctors who previously had a general practice number (014) were issued with a specialist in family medicine practice number (015). These physicians started to submit their claims to medical schemes using the 015 practice number as specialists in family medicine.

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