Submission to HPCSA on Proposed Guideline Tariffs for Medical Practitioners and Dentists

Submitted in February 2013, the Helen Suzman Foundation submission to the Health Professions Council of South Africa can be downloaded here

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) would like to add its voice to the deliberations of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) regarding Guideline Tariffs for Medical Practitioners and Dentists.

As an independent civil society organisation with a mandate to promote liberal constitutional democracy and human rights, the HSF is well positioned to provide recommendations and insights.

The issue of tariff setting is important. Although the majority of South Africa’s population are served by the public healthcare system, a sizable number are served by the private healthcare system. The sustainability, affordability and efficiency of this system therefore form a vital part of the right of access to healthcare. The development of a fair process for tariff setting should play a vital role in the efficiency, management and administration of the private healthcare system.

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National Health Insurance

In accordance with our Health Reform project, the Helen Suzman Foundation made a submission to the Department of Health as part of the public consultation process on the National Health Insurance Green Paper which was released 12 August 2011.

This section of the website documents our work and aims to provide relevant resources for those seeking clarity on NHI.

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Demarcation between medical schemes and health insurance

Details on our joint intervention with SECTION 27 and Alex van den Heever out of concern for the possible dilution of the right of health protection through medical schemes.

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Tariff setting in the private healthcare system

Details on the HSF submission to the Health Professions Council of South Africa on their Guideline Tariffs for Medical Practitioners and Dentists.

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Private Healthcare Market Inquiry

Information regarding the HSF's submissions and involvement in the Competition Commission's Private Healthcare Market Inquiry.

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