The launch of the Health Market Inquiry panel’s report is currently underway. Please download the attached PDF of the HMI Complete Provisional Report.
The launch of the Health Market Inquiry panel’s report is currently underway. Please download the attached PDF of the HMI panel’s recommendations. The full report will be available later this afternoon
The launch of the Health Market Inquiry panel’s report is currently underway.
Please download the attached PDF of the HMI Executive Summary.
The seriously delayed Health Market Inquiry, which is tasked with probing the cost drivers of SA’s private healthcare market, is now set to publish its provisional findings and recommendations in a report on July 5. A contentious issue that the inquiry will likely make a recommendation on is the role that private hospitals play in driving up healthcare costs. The inquiry has already said that hospitals are responsible for a big portion of above-inflation increases in expenditure reported by medical schemes for their members. An extensive analysis of medical schemes claims data by the inquiry revealed that the average private medical scheme spend per member increased by 9.2 percent per annum for a five-year period from 2010 to 2014. This was nearly four percentage points higher than average consumer price inflation over the five-yearperiod of 5.6 percent.
THE publication of the provisional findings and recommendations of the health market inquiry (HMI) will be released “very soon”, according to the director of the inquiry, Clint Oellermann. He said a notice advising stakeholders of the publication date was likely to be issued on today. The health market inquiry started its work examining the cost drivers in private healthcare four-and-a-half years ago and was originally due to conclude it in December 2015.
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