Welcome To IPA Foundation

The main purpose of this initiative was to galvanise and unite Family Practitioners into providing better care. The IPA Foundation was conceptualised when prominent Independent Practitioner Association (IPA) leaders concluded the formation of an independent, unified doctor driven organization to represent the interests of Family Practitioners under the stewardship of the late Dr. Lex Visser.

IPAF is a non profit organisation comprising of the three major IPA umbrella groups, the SA Medical Contracted Community, (SAMCC),The Alliance of South African Independence Practitioners Associations (ASAIPA) and The SA Medical & Dental Practitioners Network (SP- Net). Later other provider networks such as the GP Management Group (GPMG) also joined the national initiative.

Some of the immediate directions of the foundation of IPAs were to address the discrepancies in cost of healthcare delivery and any inappropriate upward variation in expenditure between and within the associations and its members. A related issue was to address poor quality practice and determine corrective measures to prevent this. We believe that associations have succeeded in putting in place the pre-requisites for Clinical Governance.


 
 
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EMPLOYMENT OF DOCTORS BY PRIVATE HOSPITALS 
In commenting on the fact that hospitals have applied to be permitted to employ HCP's, we have studied the relevant points,
 
 
 
 

Fraud Waste & Abuse (FWA)

Written By Dr Elija Nkosi 
 
 
Fraud (Intentional)
This is an intentional wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial gain. Unlawfully making a misrepresentation that prejudices another.
 
 
 

 

Upcoming Events
 
 

 
Cost:  R600 for early registration with payment on or before 7th OCT 2018
R700 for registration with payment from 7th Oct or on the day at conference
 
 

 
You are invited to the biggest International meeting in SA.

WCIM 2018 - 34th World Congress of Internal Medicine - 18th - 21st of October

 
 

 

 Stay Informed

TARIF RATES 2018 - Medshield, Discovery & CAMAF

Dear IPAF Member,
We have received the following correspondence regarding the fees for 2018, from Medshield, Discovery & CAMAF for your urgent attention.   
 
 
 
 

IPAF & Proir Mobile health relationship: 

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