Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: February 2016

An open process to promote surgery as a public health measure Welcome to the February 2016 newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Dear Friends and Colleagues, The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery continues to have exciting updates regarding our in-country collaborations. This month, we focus on recent developments in Ethiopia and Zambia. Be sure to […]

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: January 2016

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery An open process to promote surgery as a public health measure Welcome to the January 2016 newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Dear Friends and Colleagues, Happy New Year!  This month, we are spotlighting the WHO GIEESC meeting, the Commission’s inaugural global implementation conference call, the Commission’s joint consensus […]

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery: December 2015

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Welcome to the December 2015 newsletter of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Dear Friends and Colleagues, The year may be drawing to a close, but the Commission has no shortage of exciting news as we progress toward building a global health network and providing safe, affordable, and accessible care for all.  This month, […]

Lancet Commission on Global Surgery Newsletter: August 2015

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  We hope this finds you well!  In this month’s newsletter, the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery documents our ongoing efforts across the globe. We are working with officials at the World Bank, partnering with Ministries of Health for our single country studies, and continuing to disseminate the findings of our report […]

PMB Legal Challenge: A Major Threat to Private Practice

A formidable challenge to regulation 8 of the PMB legislation is being mounted by Genesis Medical Scheme and SAMWUMED in a court action against the Minster of Health. We are reliably informed that the Department of Health has decided not to oppose this action.

If successful, this will see all PMBs being remunerated at scheme rate only. It is anticipated that regulations will require that service providers accept the scheme rate without allowance for charging any co-payment. It is further feared that certain schemes may elect to reduce rates at which they reimburse PMBs conditions to state hospital rates.