n South African Gastroenterology Review - SAGES - private practice portfolio - November 2006

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



Extracted from text ... The South African Gastroenterology Review ? November 2006 75 PRIVATE PRACTICE PORTFOLIO NHRPL 2007 withdrawn Practice cost studies and revised tariff structures were submitted by SAMA to the Council for Medical Schemes in May 2006. Many disciplines used a CPT-based structure, arguing for increases in the order of 20%. NHRPL 2007 was published in a hurry, reflecting a CPIXrelated 4% increase on 2006 values. There was a total lack of any consideration of the detailed and costly practice cost studies. Other item changes agreed to by SAMA PPC were ignored. Upper GI endoscopy and Colonoscopy were unilaterally reduced by ..

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