On the 19th August 2022, the Minister of Transport, in terms of section 26 of the Road Accident Fund, published Medical tariffs for 2021/22 – including now for the first time the Orthotics and Prosthetics section. SAOPA, and to our knowledge the public, have not been afforded the opportunity to view, or comment on, these tariffs pre-publication. The SAOPA RAF Committee has an upcoming meeting scheduled and comments on this publication will be drafted and submitted to them.
In the meantime, as this is now an official publication which came into immediate effect, we share the following message from the RAF with you in the hope that it will in the interim assist you in managing claims or queries:
“Dear Medical Service Provider and Client
The RAF Medical Tariff has recently been published by the Department of Transport and is now ready for implementation with immediate effect. The RAF Medical tariff will be applicable to medical expenses incurred as of 19/08/2022. The published tariff document is available on the RAF website and can be accessed through the link below:
http://www.raf.co.za/Pages/Default.aspx or https://www.raf.co.za/Media-Center/RAF Media Statements/RAF Medical Tariff – GG No 11473 of 19 August 2022.pdf
Going forward the tariff will be subjected to an annual review, and the newly published rates will be made available on the RAF website as well as the RAFZIN portal. All queries related to the tariff must be forwarded to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queries around specific claims and tariffs applicable can be routed to email@example.com
We advise our medical service providers to request upfront pre-authorization prior to consulting RAF claimants.”