SAOPA Member Newsletter – February 2021

Effects of activity intensity, time, and intermittent doffing on daily limb fluid volume change in people with transtibial amputation. Study Shows Heel Lifts Affect Biomechanics, Muscle Function Funder News Member Enquiries MPI cover with SAOPA membership Please note that Medical Practice Insurance is no longer covered through your SAOPA membership, however a 10% discount on your MPI cover […]

Annual General Meeting Feedback

Annual General Meeting Feedback Thank you to Members and Practitioners who joined us for our Workshop and Annual General Meeting on Monday, 30th November 2020. We appreciate your participation and your ongoing support. We are pleased to share the outcome of the various resolution voting as follows: 1. Annual Financial Statements for 2020 – approved 2. Revised […]

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting   We are looking forward to our upcoming Annual General Meeting of Members of the South African Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (SAOPA) to be held as a virtual event on Monday, 30th November 2020. Please find attached the SAOPA documentation for your ease of reference. Annual Financial Statements Draft Constitution for Adoption   […]

Billing, Practice Administration and Management Webinar

Billing, Practice Administration and Management Webinar On Monday, 23rd November 2020, SAOPA hosted the first in a series of informative webinars with specific reference to MOP practice billing, practice administration and management. For those of you who missed the webinar, the recording is now available via the link below. The speaker presentations are also available […]

Billing, Practice Administration and Management Webinar

Promoting ethical and professional Orthotic and Prosthetic service delivery by advancing high standards of patient care. Billing, Practice Administration and Management Webinar SAOPA is pleased to announce the launch of a series of informative webinars with specific reference to MOP practice billing, practice administration and management. The webinars are available free of charge to all administrative […]

CIPC updated requirements during extended lockdown!

Dear Member Kindly be advised of the updated requirements of practices registered with CIPC during the extended lockdown period.  Solus practices ONLY need to be in possession of their valid HPCSA registration as well as a the “Permit to Perform Essential Service” as circulated previously.   Companies, which are registered through the Companies and Intellectual […]

Discovery – Update

SAOPA has communicated with you before regarding; The potential effects of the NAPPI-coded product prices on the direct-payment arrangements associated with the Discovery Network agreement, and Our talks with Discovery about the differences between the product prices on Discovery’s ‘Medicine Comparator’ facility, the Discovery network rates and the Medprax or equivalent price files […]

PMB PHC Submission

PMB PHC Submission SAOPA is hard at work for its members and a submission to the CMS’s invitation for comment on the PMB PHC document was submitted. The draft aims to bolt onto the PMBs a package of primary healthcare, a package of PHC (also what HMI recommended). Click on the link for the SAOPA […]

Update on Discovery Health’s network rates

Further to our recent communication that included information about Discovery Health’s look-up tool for component and material prices, we have become aware that the tool is not working properly and that practitioners need to find alternative ways to determine the correct prices in order to quote and bill patients. At the moment, the Virtual Quote […]