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Medical aids must now pay for Covid-19 tests under new regulations

3 June 2020 9:06 AM

The Council for Medical Schemes has directed medical aids to view Covid-19 testing as a Prescribed Minimum Benefit.

A near-inevitable spike in Covid-19 infections is looming and, with flu season upon us, it’s reasonable to expect more people worried about symptoms wanting to test.

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(Related article: No more Covid-19 testing if you’re younger than 55)


If you have medical aid you no longer pay for a Covid-19 test done in the private sector, if you were screened and referred for testing by a healthcare worker, regardless of the result.

This comes after the Council for Medical Schemes directed medical aid companies to view Covid-19 testing as a prescribed minimum benefit (PMB).

Refilwe Moloto asked Ushir Ahir, a senior associate at Lawtons Africa, to explain the legalities of extended medical cover in the time of Covid-19 and what the law entitles you to.

If you’ve been exposed or you show symptoms – even if you’re below 55 – if you’ve gone through a screening process, and you’re told to take a test, the medical aid must pay.

Ushir Ahir, senior associate - Lawtons Africa

When a treatment or vaccine becomes available… it will be included as a PMB…

Ushir Ahir, senior associate - Lawtons Africa

Listen to the interview in the audio below.


3 June 2020 9:06 AM

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