Below are some articles posted by the World Health Organisation Regarding the use of antibiotics.

Stopping An Antibiotic Course

Antimicrobial Resistance

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Misusing and Overusing Antibiotics

  
Major Concerns with Narrow Networks
Medical Chronicle – October 2017
 
“The Economic Imperative and the Ethical Challenges” In the USA Narrow Networks have grown in popularity because cheaper premiums appeal to price sensitive consumers.

Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions

Antibiotic use resistance by primary prescribers in South Africa

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Econex Blog Policy uncertainty: Medical schemes under the NHI

By Dr Paula Armstrong Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba presented his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Many stakeholders in the healthcare space kept a watchful eye for any indication of funding mechanisms for National Health Insurance (NHI).

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Qualicare News Letter - October 2017
LATEST UPDATE ON NHI
 
 
 
 
Every South African is entitled to access to quality, promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative healthcare

IPAF Supports SAMA

To All IPA Registered Healthcare Profesionals: SAMA Practice Cost Study.

It is with great enthusiasm that IPAF supports the Practice cost study which has been commissioned by SAMA and will be run by Healthman, PPO serve and MPC. 

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SAMA Practice Cost Study

RE: Completion of SAMA Practice Cost Study Surveys The South African Medical Association (SAMA) has, after an open bidding process, commissioned HealthMan, PPO Serve and Medical Practice Consulting (MPC) (“the consortium”) to conduct an independent Practice Cost Study on General Practitioners and Specialists in private practice.

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Want to know how good your doctor is?

If patients had better information about private health providers, this would stimulate competition, says the Health Market Inquiry

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Why mediation and arbitration offer a better route to solving medical disputes

A medical scandal in South Africa, that resulted in the deaths of 94 patients with mental health disorders...

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Health Outcome Measurement & Reporting 

IPAF welcomes the opportunity to comment on the discussion Document issued by the the Health Market Inquiry...

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IPAF / Prior Mobile health relationship: 

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“IPA - Delivering Promises you can rely upon”

The IPA Foundation mission is to ‘promote Quality, Cost efficient, Patient centric care’.....

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Guidelines for IPAF Membership

In order to avoid any confusion the management of IPAF would like to clarify the functions of the constituent IPAs as well as the IPA Foundation (IPAF)

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GP Referral Letters

A well-written GP referral letter can make all the difference when a patient visits a specialist.

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NHI-White Paper Fantasy

The SA National Health Insurance White Paper is a ‘wan fantasy’ that ignores SA’s ailing economy....

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Genesis WINS case on Accounting for use of Medical Funds.

Genesis Medical Scheme has won it's legal battle ....

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Patients to get Scheme Permission

The majority of medical schemes require their members to obtain authorization before receiving services from healthcare practitioners registered under the Health Professions Act.

While acting in the best interest of their patients, some practitioners offer to assist them with obtaining authorization ........

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Advance Family Practitioner Skills

IPAF document on advanced Skills & Services offered within the a family practice....

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"The House with Golden Windows"

IPAF & Qualicare Feb News Letter...

 
 

IPAF Conference Invitation

Register now for our 2nd IPAF Conference.

Our first conference was such a great success we decided to do it again  

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WHO GAP AMR Newsletter

World Health Organization GAP AMR Newsletter no 21, February 2017 HTM Special Issue. Activities of the WHO HTM Cluster (HIV, tuberculosis, malaria & neglected tropical diseases) 

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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.   
 
  

Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions

Antibiotic use and resistance among primary care prescribers in South Africa
 

Econex Blog Policy uncertainty: Medical schemes under the NHI

By Dr Paula Armstrong Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba presented his first Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on Wednesday 25 October 2017. Many stakeholders in the healthcare space kept a watchful eye for any indication of funding mechanisms for National Health Insurance (NHI).

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Anti-Fraud

We are against Fraud as IPA Foundation as we are a legitimate organization, get more info here

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The Private Family Practitioner

As the dust settles on the Cape Town Health Inquiry meetings and interviews....

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IPAF - Facility Accreditation-2016

Facility Accreditation Form for General Practitioners – Phase 1

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HAVE WE FORSAKEN OUR COLLEAGUES

Charging between professional colleagues has been regarded undignified, unpleasant, and unseemly.

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CANCER CARE

This short course is offered by the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University in cooperation with the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON).

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Education Grant

We also offer grants to All Practitioners within South Africa get more info here

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HPCSA annual fees

Congratulation Prof M.Chetty

Thank you for your application to be a member of the Advisory Forum on Partnership with Patients. We received over 40 applications for the Forum and we are happy to confirm that your application was successful.

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Principles of natural justice

Principles of natural justice

Here are the principles of natural justice (some legal principles are "natural" or self-evident and do not require a tatutory basis.)I believe that whenever funders initiate a procedure against a doctor they must adhere to these minimum/natural/self-evident principles.

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Provider Fraud

Provider Fraud

CPC Qualicare , and the IPA Foundation , are totally opposed to any form of Medical aid fraud, as well as subversion of the laws of Natural Justice. Neither will be countenanced.IPAF strongly states that affiliation to any IPA group

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Certificate_of_Need

Certificate_of_Need

“DOCTORS and healthcare providers are once again operating legally, after the Constitutional Court declared invalid a proclamation by the president bringing into effect sections of the National Health Care Act that regulates where doctors can operate.

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Medscheme IPA Doctor

Medscheme IPA Doctor

The arrangements set out in this annexure are applicable only to the members of the Blue Door Plus Option of Fedhealth Medical Scheme (“the Scheme”) during the 2015 calendar year.

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Med Chronicle 2015

Background on Peer Review

Prof. Chetty is the Chairman of the IPA Foundation. He is also the Vice - Chairman of the SAMCC and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu Natal Managed Care Coalition.

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Seasonal flu vaccination

Seasonal flu vaccination

In South Africa, the best time to get your flu vaccine is before the end of April, before the flu season sets in, and before the virus spreads or as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

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CareGauge

Doctors rate

The word out there is that: “I like being a doctor but I hate practicing medicine”.I must qualify this in that physicians put up with a lot before they give in. This is evident in many reviews of the International surveys

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National Institute

National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Diphtheria is an uncommon disease in South Africa. However, there is concern that there may be re-emergence of this disease as seen in other regions of the world over the past decade

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Official launch of the IPA Foundation

The first Annual Conference & Official launch of the IPA Foundation of South Africa. Friday 3rd June 2016, at the Elangeni Hotel, Durban from 12H30 –17H30

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Revised Timetable

An extension of time for the completion of the Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has been granted by the Commissioner of the Competition Commission, until 15 December 2017. This effect will be published in the Government Gazette.

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HPV Vaccination: Latest Teachings:

A year-long ACIP review of new clinical trial data showed that among girls and boys starting HPV....

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WHO GAP AMR Newsletter

World Health Organization GAP AMR Newsletter December 2016 HTM Special Issue. Activities of the WHO HTM Cluster (HIV, tuberculosis, malaria & neglected tropical diseases)

 

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