PSMAS reviews Medical Aid cover for adult dependents

ADULT and extra dependents on the Premier Service Medical Aid (PSMAS) insurance are no longer eligible to get medical aid cover under government’s subsidy, prompting PSMAS to review tariffs for those who wish to continue under their cover. By Staff Reporter This follows the recent announcement by the Public Service Commission Secretary, Mrs Tsitsi Choruma who said adult and extra dependents were burdening the PMSAs medical aid service and offloading them was in the best interest of both government and the medical aid society. The Public Service Commission has, in…

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Govt bails out PSMI and PSMAS

Government has come to the rescue of the embattled Premier Service Medical Investments (PSMI) alongside Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS with a ZWL$4 billion package meant to resurrect the companies’ operations. By Kudakwashe Pembere The money was extended to the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) which will apportion some of the money to PSMI whose facilities are closing due to incapacitation of workers. In a statement, Public Service Commission Secretary Dr Rosemary Tsitsi Choruma said the money will also be used to settle the four-month salary backlog of…

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PSMAS Speaks On Rejecting Own Medical Aid Cards

THE Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) says they are still accepting PSMAS Medical aid cards in their health facilities but however indicated that service providers may charge varying co-payments and shortfalls depending on the service. By Michael Gwarisa This comes after several disgruntled PSMAS members had taken to social media expressing displeasure over the rejection of their medical aid cards by PSMAS health facilities. Some indicated that they were being requested to pay for services including admission in United States Dollars terms. The amount ranges from US$100 to US$250.00…

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PSMI Boss Earns More Than French President Emmanuel Macron And Boris Johnson

STATE controlled daily newspaper, The Herald has published an article in which they revealed that Premier Service Medical Investments’ (PSMI) boss , Dr Tafadzwa Gutu is living large with a lucrative contract that sees him pocket US$23 000 a month in salary and allowances. By Michael Gwarisa PSMI is the investment arm of the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) which was established after PSMAS set up PSMI to own its hospitals, clinics and pharmacies so as to offer clinical and curative services to their members at government subsidized rates.…

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#BREAKING: Government Disburses ZWL 3,790,919,745.02 To PSMAS

THE Government of Zimbabwe says it has been religiously honoring its pledge to financially support the beleaguered medical aid society, PSMAS contrary to what some labor unions are saying. By Staff Reporter In a statement, Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe, secretary, Service Commissions Public Service Commission (PSC) Secretary said disbursements made by Government to PSMAS, totalling ZWL 3,790,919,745.02 between January to May 2022, while June disbursement shall be made this coming week. The Commission wishes to update its stakeholders and workers on prudent steps that Government has taken to support PSMAS in…

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Government officials eye PSMAS takeover: Mliswa

NORTON legislator Honourable Temba Mliswa says there are some government officials who want to snap up the Premier Service Holdings Company which runs Zimbabwe’s largest subscribed medical aid company, the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS). By Kudakwashe Pembere This comes following claims that Government wanted to take over the company which Vice President and Health Minister Dr Constantine Chiwenga refuted. Taking to Twitter, Hon. Mliswa urged unions must shootdown this move in an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to happen in the coming two weeks. ” I’m told that some…

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PSMAS Under Probe Following Allegations Of Gold Trading

THE registrar of Medical Aid Societies has since ordered a forensic audit into the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), to find out if the medical aid society is not abusing funds by engaging in non-core business, the Minister of Health and Child (MoHCC), Dr Constantino Chiwenga has said. By Michael Gwarisa Briefing Journalists in Harare, Dr Chiwenga said there have been “wild assertions” around PSMAS’s alleged activities outside the mandate of providing healthcare. Government remains concerned by some wild assertions that have been made about its intentions with regard…

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Gvt Moves In To Address PSMAS Medical Aid Shortfalls

THE Zimbabwean government says is engaged in talks with the Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) with the paying capacitating ensuring civil servants who are PSMAS members accessing health services at health institutions of their choice without the need to pay top up fees to service providers. By Michael Gwarisa PSMAS members have been paying a monthly amount subscription rate of US$10.00 which according local health economists in no longer feasible. All along, government has been paying 80% (US$8.00) of the tariff for civil servants, while the civil servant has…

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PSMAS Introduces Chronic Care Program

IN an effort to improve access to medications for members with chronic medical conditions, Premier Services Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) has introduced a Chronic Medicine Programme with effect from today. (Wednesday, 1 September 2021). Own Correspondent The Chronic Medicine Programme was established to provide a service to members requiring treatment for chronic medical conditions. PSMAS is dedicated to managing chronic medicine use in a manner that is beneficial to the health of members, and to ensuring quality care through holistic member care. The program is designed to benefit both members…

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PSMAS Moves To Reduce Claims Processing Turn-Around Time

NEWLY rebranded Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS) has moved to reduce claims processing turn-around times by adopting an electronic claims processing platform in line with its digitalisation programme. Own Correpondant Introduced in partnership with a local company Health 263, the platform enables service providers to submit claims for services rendered to members in real-time to the Society electronically, a progression from manual submissions. The move addresses both a migration towards technology and a clear support for local entrepreneurship efforts. Previously, patients would be required to complete hard copy claim…

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