Day: June 12, 2021


Change Healthcare Dental Network

<br /> Change Healthcare Dental Network <br />

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  • The Change Healthcare Dental Network is one of the largest electronic clearinghouses for dental claims and the leading provider
    of dental EDI solutions. Tens of thousands of dentists, utilizing over 140 dental software systems,
    have chosen Change Healthcare as their electronic claims vendor of choice. Our interactive eligibility
    service enables provider offices to communicate directly with insurance companies to receive patient
    plan benefits. With Dental Connect your office is able to check eligibility and benefit information
    while your patient is still in the office,
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Do I need a GP referral for private treatment?

No. You can get private treatment from a consultant or specialist without being referred by your GP.

But the British Medical Association (BMA) believes it’s best practice for patients to be referred for specialist treatment by their GP because they know your medical history and can advise you if a referral is necessary.

A referral is also needed by many private practitioners and private medical insurance policies. If you have private medical insurance, ask your insurer if they need a referral.

Getting a referral from your GP

It’s best to see your GP first if you’re unwell or have symptoms. Talk to them about whether you might need a specialist assessment or treatment.

If your GP thinks you need to see a specialist and you want to pay for it privately, they can write a letter of referral to a private consultant or specialist explaining your condition and your medical

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Health dept explains why it has been mum on claims of R150m questionable contract

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

  • Two former staff members of the health minister have been implicated in an alleged Covid-19 response scandal.
  • Only around R40 million of the R150 million contract have been accounted for on company receipts, the Daily Maverick is reporting.
  • Digital Vibes reportedly charged the department for arranging media briefings, interviews and public engagements.

An alleged Covid-19 response scandal has seen around R150 million paid to a communications agency for questionable services, and the former personal spokesperson of Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has been implicated.

According to a report by the Daily Maverick, the Department of Health paid Digital Vibes more than R150 million for services linked to the National Health Insurance (NHI) programme and the government’s response to Covid-19.

The company is reportedly controlled by Mkhize’s former personal spokesperson, Tahera Mather, and former personal assistant, Naadhira Mitha, though the two are not listed as directors.

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