Top medical aids are breaking the law, risking lives, claim doctors

26 November 2018 - 07:00 By KATHARINE CHILD
Head of the SA Private Practitioner's Forum Chris Archer. He accuses medical aids of not paying for legally required treatment.
Head of the SA Private Practitioner's Forum Chris Archer. He accuses medical aids of not paying for legally required treatment.
Image: Russell Roberts / Financial Mail

Patients' lives are often at risk because their medical aids refuse to pay for their treatment, says professor Chris Joseph, a member of the SA Private Practitioners Forum.

Joseph, an ear, neck and throat surgeon, is one of 3,500 private practice specialists who have complained to the medical aid regulator â€“ the Council for Medical Schemes – about SA’s two largest medical aids, Discovery Medical Scheme and Government Employee Medical Schemes.

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