SAOPA Register – COVID Vaccination Risk Categories

SAOPA Register – COVID Vaccination Risk Categories Dear Colleagues, The South African Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (SAOPA) is compiling a registry to prioritise risk levels regarding expose to the Covid-19 virus. This by no means replaces the existing national register, but serves to act alongside it in the case of additional vaccines becoming available and needing […]

The Difference between DH Rate & Medikredit Price

To offer your patients the best care and advice, being able to advise them on what is and isn’t covered by their medical schemes is important. That is why we want to work with you to eliminate any possible confusion between the different rates and pricing, as well as the funding rules for the National […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pricing, practice management systems and Discovery’s network agreement

Industry component and material pricing: In the past, medical orthotists and prosthetists (MOPs) used the Allnutt and Luttig (A&L) guide to tariffs to compile their claims in respect of professional services and components and materials. The A&L component tariff section has lost credibility for several reasons, to the extent that it is now being rejected […]