PUTTING THE INTEREST OF PATIENTS FIRST
Ensuring the treatment of hearing loss remains affordable
Best practice guidelines for consistency and transparency
Creating broader access for all medical scheme members
BENEFITS OF BELONGING TO A HEARCONNECT NETWORK
- Increased patient volumes through scheme member network referrals
- Increased patient volumes through digital member pre-screening + education and awareness campaigns
- Protecting the profession – upholding minimum treatment standards and prioritising patient care
- Open network for all qualifying audiologists – transparent engagement platform with funders
- Creating a sustainable environment that focuses on supporting your practice
BENEFITS OF SUPPORTING THE HEARCONNECT NETWORK
- Guaranteed best standard of treatment and care
- Improved quality of life
- No exposure to unnecessary or unforeseen co-payments and shortfalls
- Improved adherence leads to improved outcomes
- Quality control for hearing aids that protects a patient from inferior products
- Reduction in fraudulent, wasteful and/or abusive billing
- Guaranteed improved quality of care for members
- Early detection and treatment of hearing loss significantly reduces downstream healthcare expenditure
- Opportunity for audiology services to become part of basic primary care package
RESEARCH SHOWS US
Disabling hearing loss affects more than 3 million South Africans.
Hearing loss is associated with a number of risks:
- Social isolation
- 3-fold increased risk of dementia
Our primary objective is to increase access to the treatment of hearing loss for all beneficiaries through a value-based service offering between healthcare funders; audiologists and medical scheme members.
Our service model will direct members to contracted audiologists; lead to a significant reduction in fraud, waste and abuse for funders whilst improving the quality of life for beneficiaries.
We aim to ensure beneficiaries receive comprehensive and clinically appropriate treatment for hearing loss based on clinical need and not affordability constraints.