The Chronic Benefit covers a variety of life-threatening conditions that require ongoing treatment. These include the 26 conditions on the Chronic Disease List, according to the Medical Schemes Act’s Prescribed Minimum Benefits, which ensure affordable access to medical treatments for all members.
26 Chronic conditions are covered:
Addison’s Disease, Asthma, Bipolar Mood Disorder, Bronchiectasis, Cardiac Dysrhythmias, Cardiac Failure, Cardiomyopathy, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Renal Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Haemophilia, Hyperlipidaemia, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Ulcerative Colitis.
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