Doctors in private practice, who have already seen a decline in patient visits due to fears of Covid-19 transmission, now face a fresh challenge as medical schemes offer lower reimbursement rates for virtual consultations.

Two of SA’s leading medical scheme administrators, Discovery Health and Medscheme, confirmed on Tuesday that they are paying less for telemedicine consultations covered by their client schemes than they do for face-to-face interaction...

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