JUST IN: New medical aid guidelines kick in

05 Nov, 2019 - 13:11 0 Views
JUST IN: New medical aid guidelines kick in

The Herald

Paidamoyo Chipunza Senior Health Reporter
The Association of Health Care Funders of Zimbabwe (AHFoZ) has come up with a reference pricing list for services by medical aid societies and providers, which is expected to serve as a baseline against which either members’ benefits can be determined or providers’ fees can be charged.

According to the list which became effective on November 1 2019, medical aid societies are expected to pay general practitioners a ceiling of $321 for initial visit by each member.

An initial visit to specialist practitioners has been pegged at an average of $1 000.

AHFoZ chief executive officer Ms Shylet Sanyanga said this latest development was expected to cushion members against huge co-payments and shortfalls, which members are currently battling with.

More to follow…

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