Telemedicine keeps you safe
Many GPs and specialists have made themselves available for telephonic consultations to assist patients without physically meeting them. These consultations can be claimed for from your benefits using the code 0130 - telephonic consultation (face-to-face contact needs to be avoided in order to use this code).
Fedhealth has implemented in-house telephone and virtual consultation codes for certain healthcare professionals including psychologists and psychiatrists who do not have such codes allocated in their respective national and private coding scheme. These codes are applicable where communication technology is used to provide services to patients during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency, using any non-face-to-face remote communication platforms that are available to connect with patients, inter alia telephonically, Skype, Facetime or any other form of virtual communication.
The diagnosis of the patient will determine whether the consultation claim pays as a PMB or from medical Savings or MediVault (flexiFED range of options).
Covid-19 online resource and news portal: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD): https://www.NICD.ac.za/
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