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Threat of Tariff cuts, coding issues, clinical notes, VBC

Dear Members of the CPF, 2020 has been an extraordinary year in many respects and exceptional challenges have presented themselves especially in the professional spaces in which we work, as well as deeply personal adjustments being demanded from many of us. With the advent of the lockdown after our president declared a national state of …

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Response to DH mental health payment letter

Dear colleague, Many of you will have received a notice from Discovery Health recently and we have several letters of concern regarding the content thereof. Please take note of our position on this matter: The CPF in conjunction with Counselling Psychology South Africa (CPSA) have been engaged in a single meeting on Thursday 6th August …

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Member notice regarding Discovery Form and Bestmed Circular

Dear CPF member, An Update on Two Important Matters: 1. Discovery have sent the so-called representing professional bodies a draft version of an extended form of the AT&PVCon Report on the understanding that we may not yet share it with our members despite the purpose being that we want to debate it with our members. …

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Statement Regarding Claims and Telepsychology

Dear CPF Members, You may have been aware of many panic driven messages circulating the informal platforms for social media. Please do not react to anything until you receive an official guidance instruction from the CPF or from the medical schemes directly. Basically at present we continue engaging with Discovery regarding details they have suggested …

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Medscheme Engagement

Dear CPF Member, During the COVID-19 pandemic, and the 21-day national lockdown, we have seen unprecedented measures taken to ensure every individual’s health and safety. In support of Government’s efforts to flatten the curve of infection rates, healthcare practitioners have had to adapt their means of service delivery. For the profession of Psychology, this has …

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What you as practitioner need to do during the lockdown to keep providing service

We received the following question from a clinical psychologist in private practice. “I would like to understand how to manage my private practice as a clinical psychologist. Where do I get permission to go to my practice? Can my clients visit the practice? What do I need in order to continue this essential mental health …

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Disaster Management Act Regulations for Lockdown during COVID-19

The minister of health have published the regulations that will be put in place during the lockdown period of the COVID-19 virus. Please take note of Section 6 of the act requiring you to be able to identify yourself as a health practitioner to authorities when requested. The CPF will email a statement with our …

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Claims with regard to Telemedicine

Dear CPF members, This is an important information update with regards to claims submitted if you intend to engage in telemedicine/e-counselling processes. According to our latest information you need to keep in mind that schemes might not pay for e-counselling/telemedicine processes. The telecon code 0130 is reserved for psychiatrists at this stage at Discovery, so …

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