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Mediclinic News : HMI CONFIRMS RELEASE DATE OF FINAL REPORT ON THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE MARKET

Title

HMI CONFIRMS RELEASE DATE OF FINAL REPORT ON THE PRIVATE HEALTHCARE MARKET

Date

2019-09-17

Link

https://medbriefafrica.co.za/hmi-confirms-release-date-of-final-report-on-the-private-healthcare-market/

News Description

MED BRIEF AFRICA After a series of delays over the past year, the Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) will publish its final findings and recommendations report on Monday 30 September. The report will be released at a media conference at the Hilton Hotel in Rivonia, Sandton at 10h00. Stakeholders are invited to attend the event and take part in the question and answer session that will follow an address by HMI Panel Chair, Justice Sandile Ngcobo on the main findings of the report. Stakeholders who wish to attend the media conference are requested to RSVP and indicate the number of attendees at PaulinaM@compcom.co.za The release of the final report follows more than five years after the inquiry into the private healthcare sector was officially launched and comes as government starts with its public deliberations’ process on the draft NHI Bill that was recently submitted to Parliament. The HMI’s preliminary findings and recommendations were published in July last year, inviting stakeholders to submit comment before 7 September 2018. However, the initial deadline for the publication of the final report on 30 November was moved several times due to requests for further stakeholder engagements and budget constraints within the Competition Commission. To allow for thorough engagement with stakeholders, the Panel held a series of seminars in April this year on its main preliminary findings related to the market concentration of the three biggest private hospital groups, Netcare, Mediclinic and Life Healthcare; funder concentration and excessive utilisation and supply induced demand. The submissions of stakeholders based on the seminar engagements have been considered by the HMI panel and are available on its website.
Created at 2019/09/20 01:18 PM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2019/09/20 01:18 PM by Mediclinic