Dimension Prime 1 2017

Dimension Prime 1 - 2017

from R1 260 per month

 

Dimension Prime 1 is the best hospital plan in its price range. It is the ideal solution if you are healthy and responsibly want the assurance of hospital cover. What sets this hospital plan apart from the rest is that it also offers access to insured preventive care benefits, such as screening tests and pregnancy benefits. A small pooled day-to-day benefit adds to its value. You can choose cover at either a network or private hospital – you save 22% in monthly premiums when choosing the network option.

Monthly contribution (network option)

Member Subscription
Principal member R1 260
Dependant R1 026
Child dependant <26 years*R378

*You only pay for two children younger than 18 years on the Dimension Prime range, after which child dependant rates will apply from the beginning of the year following the year in which they turn 18, until they are 26 years old. 

Monthly contribution

Member Subscription
Principal member R1 608
Dependant R1 320
Child dependant <26 years*R486

*You only pay for two children younger than 18 years on the Dimension Prime range, after which child dependant rates will apply from the beginning of the year following the year in which they turn 18, until they are 26 years old.

 

Additional insured benefits

Our additional insured benefits are designed to enhance your available day-to-day benefits, and include pregnancy, baby and preventive care benefits.

PREGNANCY AND BABY BENEFITS

  • 12 pregnancy consultations per family per year
  • Two 2D sonars per family per year
  • 2 consultations for babies <1 year old - first 2 consultations at a general practitioner or specialist

PREVENTIVE CARE
Health tests  (One test per beneficiary per year)
  • 1 combo test (blood glucose, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure measurement) or individual blood glucose and/or cholesterol tests (at Clicks and Dis-Chem pharmacy clinics - consultation fee included)

Consultation fees for the tests listed below are paid from the available day-to-day benefits:

  • 1 pap smear (pathology: 4566/4559)
  • 1 mammogram for women >40 years (radiology: 3605/ 39175/ 34100/ 34101)
  • 1 prostate test (PSA level) >40 years (pathology: 4519)
  • 1 FOBT for beneficiaries >50 years (pathology: 4351)
  • 1 bone mineral density test for women >50 years (radiology: 3604/ 50120)
  • HIV - voluntary counselling and testing (at Clicks or Dis-Chem pharmacy clinics)

Immunisation 
  • 1 flu vaccine per beneficiary per year (administering fee at Dis-Chem or Clicks pharmacy clinics included)
  • 1 tetanus vaccine per beneficiary per year (administering fee at Dis-Chem or Clicks pharmacy clinics included)
  • 1 HPV vaccine for beneficiaries aged 10 to 26 years (3 injections in the course of one year, once per lifetime; administering fee at Dis-Chem or Clicks pharmacy clinics included)
  • 1 Pneumovax vaccine in a 5-year cycle for beneficiaries >55 years - Must be registered on Medihelp's treatment programme for asthma or COPD (NAPPI code 755826027)
  • Standard immunisation for children <7 years old, as published by the Department of Health (administering fee at Dis-Chem or Clicks pharmacy clinics included)

    Back treatment programme
    One Document-Based Care (DBC) back treatment programme per beneficiary per year at a DBC facility (subject to protocols and pre-authorisation)

    HEALTHPRINT WELLNESS PROGRAMME 
    HealthPrint is an online wellness programme that supports you with relevant health information through every life stage.  You can also:
    • View, update and share your health information and results of your health assessment via the site
    • Add your activity tracker and view your performance
    • Join Medihelp MultiSport, receive sports gear at a discounted price and participate as part of the Medihelp team in supported events
    • Join lifestage-specific programmes such as the pregnancy and baby programme and receive added value.

    Medihelp's wellness programme

    COPD-Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    FOBT-Faecal occult blood test
    HPV-Human papilloma virus
    * These benefits are not available if you have been registered for a chronic/PMB condition, as it can no longer be considered as additional insured benefits. 

    Core benefits

     Description Benefit
    Essential cover

    DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND CARE COSTS OF 270 PMB AND 26 CHRONIC CONDITIONS ON THE CDL
    Subject to protocols, pre-authorisation and DSPs

    100% of the cost
    Unlimited
    Trauma

    BENEFITS FOR MAJOR TRAUMA THAT NECESSITATES HOSPITALISATION IN THE CASE OF:

    • Motor vehicle accidents
    • Stab wounds
    • Gunshot wounds
    • Head trauma
    • Burns
    • Near drowning

    Subject to authorisation, PMB protocols and case management

    100% of the cost
    Unlimited

    POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS

    EMS

    EMERGENCY TRANSPORT SERVICES (Netcare 911)
    RSA, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana
    Subject to pre-authorisation and protocols

    In beneficiary’s country of residence

    • Transport by road
    • Transport by air





    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    Outside beneficiary’s country of residence

    • Transport by road


    100% of the MT
    R1 800 per case
    • Transport by air
    100% of the MT
    R11 800 per case

    24-HOUR HELPLINE AND TRAUMA COUNSELLING

    (Netcare 911)

    Phone 082 911

    HOSPITALISATION (state and private hospitals and day clinics)
    Subject to pre-authorisation, protocols and case management

    • Intensive and high-care wards
    • Ward accommodation
    • Theatre fees
    • Treatment and ward medicine
    • Consultations, surgery and anaesthesia
    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    Dimension Prime 1 Network:
    DSP applies

    POST-HOSPITAL CARE
    Professional services required for up to 30 days after discharge following a Medihelp authorised private hospital admission

    • Speech therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    100% of the MT
    M = R1 650 per year
    M+ = R2 200 per year
    PROSTHESESClick here to see prostheses

    CONFINEMENT (childbirth)
    Subject to pre-authorisation, protocols and case management

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    HOME DELIVERY
    Subject to pre-authorisation

    • Professional nursing fees
    • Equipment
    • Material and medicine
    100% of the MT
    R11 350 per event

    STANDARD RADIOLOGY, PATHOLOGY AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST SERVICES
    In hospital
    Subject to clinical protocols 

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    SPECIALISED RADIOLOGY
    In and out of hospital
    On request of a specialist and subject to clinical protocols

    • MRI and CT imaging (subject to pre-authorisation)
    • Angiography



    100% of the MT

    Unlimited

    Member pays the first R1 500 per examination

    ORGAN TRANSPLANTS (PMB only) 
    Subject to pre-authorisation and clinical protocols

    100% of the cost
    Unlimited
    • Cornea implants
    100% of the MT
    R24 750 per implant per year

    PHYSIOTHERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL AND SPEECH THERAPY, DIETICIAN SERVICES, AUDIOMETRY, PODIATRY, MASSAGE, ORTHOPTIC, CHIROPRACTIC, HOMEOPATHIC, HERBAL AND NATUROPATHIC, OSTEOPATHIC AND BIOKINETIC SERVICES
    In hospital

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited
    OXYGEN
    In hospital
    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    NEUROSTIMULATORS
    Subject to pre-authorisation and clinical protocols

    • Device and components
    100% of the MT
    R95 750 per beneficiary per year

    RENAL DIALYSIS
    In and out of hospital
    Subject to pre-authorisation and clinical protocols

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    APPLICABLE PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE DISPENSED AND CHARGED BY THE HOSPITAL ON DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL (TTO) (Excluding PMB chronic medicine)

    100% of the MT
    R320 per admission

    PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT OF A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION
    Subject to pre-authorisation, services rendered in an approved/ network hospital/ facility and prescribed by a medical doctor

    • Professional services rendered in and out of hospital by a psychiatrist
    • General ward accommodation
    • Medicine supplied during the period of the treatment in the institution
    • Outpatient consultations


    100% of the MT
    R16 700 per beneficiary per year
    (maximum R25 150 per family per year)

    ONCOLOGY*
    Subject to pre-authorisation and registration on the Medihelp Oncology Management Programme. Protocols and DSP (ICON) apply

    • Radiotherapy
    • Brachytherapy
    • Chemotherapy and associated adjuvant medicine (medicine subject to the MORP)
    • Bone marrow/ stem cell transplants (subject to protocols)
    100% of the cost
    DSP: ICON

    HOSPICE SERVICES AND SUB-ACUTE CARE FACILITIES AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO HOSPITALISATION
    Subject to pre-authorisation, and services rendered in an approved facility and prescribed by a medical doctor

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    PRIVATE NURSING AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO HOSPITALISATION
    Subject to pre-authorisation
    (Excluding general day-to-day care) 

    100% of the MT

    APPENDECTOMY
    Subject to pre-authorisation

    • Conventional procedure

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    • Laparoscopic procedure

    100% of the MT
    Hospitalisation:
    R15 000 per beneficiary

    PROSTATECTOMY
    Subject to pre-authorisation

    • Conventional or laparoscopic procedure

    100% of the MT
    Unlimited

    • Robotic assisted laparoscopic procedure

    100% of the MT
    Hospitalisation:
    R95 000 per beneficiary

    CDL-Chronic Diseases List
    CT-Computerised tomography
    DSP-Designated service provider
    EMS-Emergency medical services
    ICON-Independent Clinical Oncology Network
    MORP-Medihelp Oncology Reference Price
    MRI-Magnetic resonance imaging
    PMB -Prescribed minimum  benefits 
    TTO -To take out (medicine) 
    MT-Medihelp tariff paid by Medihelp for benefits that can include a contracted tariff or the single exit price as defined in the Medihelp Rules
     
    * 98% of all oncology cases qualify for prescribed minimum benefits (PMB), which Medihelp will cover at 100% of the cost in terms of the Act, provided that oncology is rendered by oncologists within the Independent Clinical Oncology Network (ICON) according to their protocols. Oncology received outside ICON or that deviates from the protocols is subject to deductibles. 

    Internally implanted prostheses

    DescriptionBenefit
    INTERNALLY IMPLANTED PROSTHESES
    All hospital admissions and prostheses are subject to pre-authorisation, protocols and case management

    • EVARS prosthesis

    100% of the MT


    R29 750 per beneficiary per year
    • Vascular/ cardiac prosthesis
    R29 750 per beneficiary per year
    • Health-essential functional prosthesis

      • Hip, knee and shoulder replacements*
        Protocols apply
    R19 800 per beneficiary per year

    In case of acute injury where replacement is the only clinically appropriate treatment modality

    Hospitalisation:
    100% of the MT

    Prosthesis:
    Health-essential functional prosthesis benefits apply (non-PMB cases)
    • Intra-ocular lenses
    Sub-limit subject to health-essential functional prosthesis benefit
    2 lenses per beneficiary per year
    R3 600 per lens
    • Prosthesis with reconstructive or restorative surgery
      In and out of hospital



    R3 700 per family per year
     
    • External breast prostheses
      In and out of hospital
    EVARS-Endovascular aortic replacement surgery
    PMB -Prescribed minimum benefits 
    MT-Medihelp tariff paid by Medihelp for benefits that can include a contracted tariff or the single exit price
     
    *Benefit not applicable to wear and tear

    Day-to-day benefits

    DescriptionBenefit
    GPs AND SPECIALISTS
    • Consultations and follow-up consultations
    100% of the MT
    M = R1 050 per year

    M+ = R2 100 per year

    PHYSIOTHERAPY

    • Treatment and material

    MEDICINE

    Medicine obtained in the Medihelp Preferred Pharmacy Network

    • Acute generic medicine
    • Self medication


    • 100% of the MMAP if generic medicine is used
    • Original medicine when no generic equivalent is available - 80% of the MT will apply
    • Voluntary use of original medicine when generic equivalent is available - 70% of the MMAP will apply
    • PMB chronic medicine
      Subject to pre-authorisation and registration on Medihelp’s PMB medicine management programme
    100% of the MHRP

    Dimension Prime 1 Network
    DSP & formulary apply
    OXYGEN
    Out of hospital
    Subject to pre-authorisation, clinical protocols and services prescribed by a medical doctor
    100% of the MT
    Unlimited
    EXTERNAL PROSTHESES, MEDICAL, SURGICAL AND ORTHOPAEDIC APPLIANCES
    Services in and out of hospital
    • Artificial eyes


    100% of the MT
    R4 080 per family per 3-year cycle
    • Speech and hearing aids
    100% of the MT
    R4 080 per family per 3-year cycle
    • Artificial limbs
    100% of the MT
    R4 080 per family per 3-year cycle 
    • Wheelchairs
    100% of the MT
    R4 080 per family per 3-year cycle
    • Stoma components
    • Incontinence products/supplies
    100% of the MT
    Unlimited
    • CPAP apparatus
      Prescribed by a medical doctor
      Subject to pre-authorisation and protocols
    100% of the MT
    R8 400 per beneficiary per 24-month cycle
    DENTAL SERVICES
    Subject to Denis managed care protocols

    • Dental procedures under conscious sedation in the dentist’s chair (sedation cost)
      Subject to pre-authorisation and managed care protocols



    100% of the MT
    Removal of impacted teeth only (Dentist’s account only for item codes 8941/8943/8945)
    CPAP-Continuous positive airway pressure
    DSP-Designated service provider
    GP-General practitioner
    MHRP-Medihelp Reference Price
    MMAP-Maximum Medical Aid Price
    PMB -Prescribed minimum benefits 
    MT-Medihelp tariff paid by Medihelp for benefits that can include a contracted tariff or the single exit price

    Deductibles

    Visiting network service providers, following the correct pre-authorisation process and negotiating tariffs with your doctor are just some of the ways you can manage or reduce out-of-pocket medical expenses.

    DIMENSION PRIME 1 NETWORK
    • Members of the Dimension Prime 1 network option should use network hospitals for all planned admissions. A 65% benefit applies when an out-of-network hospital is used by choice.
    • 40% of the Medihelp Reference Price is paid if PMB chronic medicine is obtained outside the formulary and/or network. It is advisable for chronic medicine users to rather choose the alternative non-network option.

    PRE-AUTHORISATION IS IMPORTANT
    Always pre-authorise the services listed below:
    • 100% of the Medihelp tariff applies if these services or procedures are pre-authorised:
      • All planned hospital admissions (protocols and case management apply)
      • Oxygen for out of hospital use (protocols and case management apply)
      • Dental procedures under conscious sedation (sedation cost) in the dentist's chair (managed care protocols apply)

      Should these services not be pre-authorised, an 80% benefit will apply

    • Emergency transport services (Netcare 911) in and outside the country of residence (air and road transport) should be pre-authorised to qualify for the applicable benefit. If not pre-authorised, 50% of the benefit applies except in the case of emergency medical conditions.

    MEDICINE BENEFITS
    Ask your pharmacist for the generic equivalent of prescribed medicine to avoid unnecessary out-of-pocket expenses. The only difference between an original medicine item and its generic equivalent is the price.

    Medicine benefits are applied as follows:
    • Generic medicine – 100% of the MMAP
    • Original medicine if no generic equivalent is available – 80% of the MT
    • Original medicine if a generic equivalent is available – 70% of the MMAP

    PROCEDURE-SPECIFIC DEDUCTIBLES
    There are a limited number of low-incidence procedures that require a procedure-specific payment.

    DescriptionBenefit
    BACK AND NECK FUSION
    Member pays the first R10 100 
    Balance paid at 100% of the MT

    ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES
    There are only four endoscopic procedures where a member is required to contribute to the cost. If the procedure is performed in the doctor’s rooms it will significantly reduce or eliminate that expense. These benefits apply to non-network and network options.

    DescriptionBenefit
    • In the doctor’s rooms
      • Gastroscopy
      • Colonoscopy
    Member pays the first R900
    Balance paid at 100% of the MT
    • In hospital
      • Gastroscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Arthroscopy
      • Sigmoidoscopy
    Member pays the first R2 800 per admission
    Balance paid at 100% of the MT

    DENTAL PROCEDURES UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA
    These benefits rendered in hospital are subject to pre-authorisation and Denis managed care protocols.  Procedures are paid at 100% of the Medihelp Tariff (MT).  These benefits apply to non-network and network options.

    DescriptionBenefit

    In hospital

    • Removal of impacted teeth (Dentist's account covered for item codes 8941, 8943 and 8945)
    • Extensive dental treatment for children younger than 5 years – once per lifetime (Dentist's account: for member's account)


    Member pays the first R2 900 per admission
    Balance paid at 100% of the MT


    SPECIALISED RADIOLOGY 
    Services rendered in and out of hospital must be requested by a specialist.  Benefits are subject to clinical protocols and the deductibles below.

    DescriptionBenefit
    • MRI and CT imaging (subject to pre-authorisation)
    • Angiography
    Member pays the first R1 500 per examination 
    Balance paid at 100% of the MT


    MMAP-Maximum Medical Aid Price
    PMB -Prescribed minimum benefits 
    MT-Medihelp tariff paid by Medihelp for benefits that can include a contracted tariff or the single exit price
    CT-Computerised tomography
    MRI-Magnetic resonance imaging

    Important notes:

    • If a beneficiary joins during the course of a financial year, the medical aid benefits are calculated pro rata according to the remaining number of months per year.
    • This is a summary of the available benefits. In the event of a dispute the registered Rules of Medihelp will apply, subject to approval by the Registrar of Medical Schemes. Phone Medihelp on 086 0100 678 if you have any enquiries about the Rules of Medihelp Medical Scheme.

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