Schemes accused of riding roughshod over patients’ rights


Physiotherapists are speaking out about what they describe as medical schemes’ bullying tactics of forcing them to admit to ‘crimes’ of using incorrect codes, signing admissions of guilt and paying unproven debt. Discovery said in a statement earlier this week that medical schemes have a duty to protect their members’ funds and have the right under the Medical Schemes Act to recover or claw back monies already paid to medical providers where they have “positively identified that irregular billing has occurred”. 

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