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Welcome to CMS The Council for Medical Schemes is a statutory body established by the Medical Schemes Act (131 of 1998) to provide regulatory supervision of private health financing through medical schemes. About CMS COVID Webinar Medical Scheme Benefits and COVID-19 Your Rights and Responsibilities Free Webinar Read Press Release CORONAVIRUS funding from reserves The Council for Medical Schemes offers the following programmes as part of Consumer Awareness and Education Initiatives. Consumer Education Read More Fraud Waste & Abuse Summit Dates and details of the webinar for the 2nd Fraud Waste and Abuse summit will be announced soon. Learn More

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The CMS has published version 14.0 of the guidelines for identifying medical schemes beneficiaries with risk factors, in accordance with the entry and verification criteria (E&V Criteria) as well as the SRM Weighting table for 2020.

The CMS confirms that the Executive Committee (EXCO) of Council considered and resolved to approve the renewal of accreditation of the organisations listed below, during its meeting of 30 November 2020. 

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