On January 5, the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) announced that the COVID-19 vaccine has been included in the amended Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) regulations that were approved by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize recently.
“This amendment includes the insertion of the Diagnosis and Treatment Pair in the list of PMBs under the heading “Respiratory System” Treatment screen, clinically appropriate diagnostic tests, vaccination, medication, medical management including hospitalisation and treatment of complications, and rehabilitation of COVID-19,” states the CMS press release (5 January 2021)

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