BREAKING NEWS : BONITAS MEDICAL SCHEME / LAPAROSCOPIC APPENDECTOMIES
After our Laparoscopic Appendectomy Pilot Study which admittedly produced very small numbers, Bonitas Medical Scheme, who as you know falls under the Medscheme umbrella – our partners in the Laparoscopic Appendicectomy Study - have agreed to allow all appendectomies to be done laparoscopically without any letters of motivation being required.
The only two T’s and C’s which apply are:
- The surgeon stays within the R3950 basket fee for disposables.
- The lowest Bonitas schemes – Primary, BonSave, BonFit and Bon Essential – patients will be responsible for a R2750 co-payment.
An exciting breakthrough after a rather small cohort of patients were entered into the Pilot Study – we hope other medical aids will follow.
I will keep you posted.