Practitioner retention is vital to sustainable health models

Dr Numaan Mohamood, divisional director of member care, Liberty Health
Dr Numaan Mohamood, divisional director of member care, Liberty Health</span>Substantial inroads have been made for funding healthcare in Africa in the last decade. Now, thanks to solid population risk management tools, the potential to attract and sustain medical talent and services in-country has never been better.
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Private sector skills and resources of enormous benefit to implementation of NHI

Private sector skills and resources of enormous benefit to implementation of NHI
©Andriy Popov via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]</span>The achievement of universal healthcare coverage in South Africa could be thwarted by Cosatu’s opposition to the National Department of Health’s plan to allow the private sector to have a role in the implementation of National Health Insurance (NHI).
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Private healthcare environment compromised by unregulated fees

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valelopardo via [[https://pixabay.com/en/doctor-tomograph-i-am-a-student-1228627/ pixabay]]</span>According to Patrick Masobe, chief executive officer of Agility Health, healthcare specialists are able to invoice patients and medical schemes in an unregulated fee-for-service environment – in which every service performed has a code and a price tag – with secondary healthcare expenditure eating away at the medical scheme benefits of South Africans.
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