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Doctor’s Day – 16 November 2019

With all the negative publicity doctors receive, it’s nice to be acknowledged for the good they do as well! Doctor’s Day will be on 16 November 2019. Ethiqal is hosting a competition where you can win a share of R20 000 for sharing how your doctor made a difference to your life! Visit https://www.doctorsday.co.za/ to […]

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Important update for LA Health clients

Please note that due to ongoing problems with LA Health Medical Aid paying claims to the patient instead of the doctor (with patients then refusing to pay over monies to the doctor), this practice will no longer accept LA Health as a payment method. Patients have two options: Pay cash upfront and then claim back […]

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Quick guide to co-payments

Patients often have questions regarding co-payments, and the matter recently received a lot of media attention. Whilst it is not a pleasant discussion, the truth is that the rate medical aids reimburse doctors at, is not a fair one. Consider that medical aid rates are based on a list from 2006 (with annual adjustments that […]

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Who is responsible for obtaining authorisation?

A question that arises from time to time, is “Who is responsible for obtaining authorisation for my treatment?” Many doctors’ practises provide this service on behalf of their patients. However, the HPCSA is very clear on its stance regarding this: “2.5.2 Pre-authorisation is the patient’s responsibility The majority of medical schemes require their members to obtain […]

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Revolutionary new method of Tonsillectomy

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to Thermal Tissue Welding (TTW) technology to perform tonsillectomies. Research has shown that using TTW drastically reduces patient discomfort post tonsillectomy, with reduced pain, less bleeding, and quicker return to normal function.

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World Hearing Day

Today (3 March 2016) is World Hearing Day. The theme this year is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’. It aims to highlight that most causes of childhood hearing loss are preventable through public health measures, and that early diagnosis and intervention can mean a normal life for these children. If you or […]

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