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Circular 39 of 2023: Healthcare Utilisation Annual Statutory Return

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) hereby publishes version 10.0 of the technical guideline document for completing the Utilisation section of the 2021/2022 Annual Statutory Return (ASR).

The ASR Healthcare Utilisation system is operational, and medical schemes are encouraged to submit data by the deadline listed in the table below. Medical schemes should take note of the following crucial data submission deadlines, which are intended to allow medical schemes ample to gather the data and ensure accurate and complete submissions.

Deadlines Description Due date
Electronic data submission The deadline for electronic submission of schemes data 03 November 2023
Feedback reports Feedback to schemes on data submission and possible resubmission of data 06 November 2023
Resubmission of data Resubmission of data due to errors identified in feedback reports 10 November 2023
Final signed-off report Final report signed off by PO and Trustees 17 November 2023

Please note that no changes have been made to version 10.0 of the technical specification documents. Version 10.0 of the technical guideline document should be read in conjunction with the following updated documents.

The final signoff report can be electronically signed, if the scheme has the option available, however, schemes may submit the scanned signed document to the CMS by 17 November 2023 to b.khuzwayo@medicalschemes.co.za.

Officials from the CMS will be at hand to address all technical queries relating to the updated Healthcare Utilisation Data specification document.

Download the Circular here.