Billing/tariff strategies: Managing workmanís compensation claims: Injury on duty

  • Hiske Smart Welkom Medi-Clinic
  • A D Widgerow University of the Witwatersrand


In line with previous articles in this billing/tariff strategy section we highlight the process of billing and discuss the current problems in the South African context. Workmans compensation claims are amongst the most notorious and problematic accounts for timely remuneration. Most service providers have resorted to employing professional agencies to collect funds on their behalf at an enormous cost burden to their practices. Below is the normal sequence for compiling Workmans Compensation Act accounts:

Author Biographies

Hiske Smart, Welkom Medi-Clinic
Hons.B.Soc.Sc Nursing, MA Nursing, PG Dip Wound Healing and Tissue Repair Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit Welkom Medi-Clinic
A D Widgerow, University of the Witwatersrand
MBBCh, FCS(SA Plast), MMed(Wits), FACS Professor and senior lecturer Department of Plastic Surgery University of the Witwatersrand
Practice Management