Prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs)

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The Medical Schemes Act, No. 131 of 1998 provides a prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) list that indicates the minimum chronic conditions a medical scheme must cover by law - for example, high blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol. The diagnoses, treatment and medical management of these conditions are covered according to the Scheme algorithms and designated service providers (DSPs).

Understanding prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs)

The following extracts from the Council for Medical Schemes' (CMS) website will assist you in understanding prescribed minimum benefits (PMBs).
For more information on PMBs, please visit the CMS website at