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'Medical scheme representative questions doctors' request for financial aid'

31 Jul 2020

 Specialists have seen up to a 90% decline in patient consultations.
“They suggested they get paid a 70% upfront fee by the schemes and the remaining 30% to be paid as a capped service fee.
“However, a letter seen by Fin24, the Health Funders Association (HFA), an organisation that represents the interests of medical schemes, raised concerns about the proposal, asking for clarity on how the mechanism to finance doctors will work and how schemes will recover the money they have spent.
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