Circular 53 of 2019: Benefit definition submissions for adult and paediatric Haemotology Oncology conditions

The CMS will follow the 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms, myeloid neoplasms and acute leukemias in the review. Conditions will also be prioritized based on complaints trends observed by the CMS.

Despite the PMB review process that is currently underway, there is an existing gap in the management of some conditions which warrants the need to continuously develop practice guidelines.  These guidelines will be updated and reviewed once the PMB review process is finalized.

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National Department of Health database of private professionals to provide oncology services to public health sector

We wish to bring to your attention that the National Department of Health is in the process of compiling a database of private health professionals who are prepared to provide oncology services to the public sector with the aim of enhancing diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer.

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