JOHANNESBURG – The Black Business Council (BBC) said on Monday that it wanted to meet with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and all the role-players in alleged racial discrimination by medical aid schemes.
The allegations are being probed after the Council of Medical Schemes set up a Section 59 investigation to probe allegations of racial profiling and withholding of payments to black and Indian doctors by medical aid schemes.
This follows the complaint by African and Indian doctors arguing that they are excessively audited by medical aid schemes and are then accused of claiming fraudulently.
They are also allegedly expected to provide confidential patient information to prove their claims are real.
At the first day of the hearings last week, black and Indian doctors testified how they were bullied by medical aid schemes who queried their claims and refused to pay, which had left some of them destitute.