MedAid societies to cough up: Govt

archived    |    07 Aug 22

Government has allayed fears that doctors will demand cash upfront from patients on medical aid, saying it will ensure that medical aid societies pay service providers. The Zimbabwe Medical Association (Zima) has said patients will from July 1 this year be required to pay doctors cash upfront and claim reimbursements from their medical aid societies. Zima argued that doctors were paying tax to Zimra for claims that would not have been settled by medical aid societies and at times they were being forced to borrow to pay the taxman. Click for more.