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Circular 44 of 2023: Healthcare Utilisation Annual Statutory Return Notice

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) hereby publishes this notice to inform you about the delays in validating the submitted Healthcare Utilisation data due to technical issues. Our teams are working hard to get level 3 validation up and running, and we will update you as soon as this issue is resolved. In the interim, medical schemes are required to submit the data as per Circular 39 of 2023 and are required to pass level 2 validation by 03 November 2023. CMS will issue Validation Level 3 results by 10 November 2023.

Deadlines Description Due date
Electronic data submission The deadline for electronic submission of schemes data passing level 2 validation 03 November 2023
Feedback results Feedback results on Level 3 Validation 10 November 2023
Feedback reports Feedback to schemes on data submission and possible resubmission of data 16 November 2023
Resubmission of data Resubmission of data due to errors identified in feedback reports 22 November 2023
Final signed-off report Final report signed off by PO and Trustees  To be confirmed

You are requested to submit each part in one file where possible. If this is not possible, kindly contact M.Mbanjwa@medicalschemes.co.za or b.khuzwayo@medicalschemes.co.za to allow for submission through the FTP site.

We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, or if you have any questions, please send an email to lion@medicalschemes.co.za.  The CMS staff is available to answer any questions you may have about submitting ASR data.

Download the Circular here.