After years of delays, the Council for Medical Schemes is to publish a framework for low-cost medical scheme options next month, says a report in Rapport. Medical schemes hope the low-cost options exclude the current Prescribed Minimum Benefits (PMBs) in order to offer genuinely affordable options.

The council says the framework will be published alongside a draft PMB document for preventative care services. The current PMB legislation deals only with treatment for the listed conditions and emergencies and not preventative services. ….more