The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) issued a communication, CMS Circular 49 of 2021, on the minimum qualification, and verification process to be accredited as a healthcare broker in terms of the Medical Schemes Act. The notice prescribes the background, qualification requirements, and verification process.
In 2014, the CMS introduced a process of verifying the qualifications submitted by broker applicants with Managed Integrity Evaluation (MIE). Previously, the CMS would verify the qualification with MIE. However, the CMS has now decided that broker applicants must verify and pay for the verification of their qualifications with the verification agents before they apply for accreditation.
Broker applicants who wish to verify their qualifications with MIE may do so by visiting the MIE website (www.mie.co.za) and register on the MIE Electronic Personal Credential Verification – or ePCV – website.
The process will apply to new broker applicants and renewals whose qualifications were not previously verified by the CMS. Failure by the broker applicants to submit the verification report together with the relevant supporting documents will delay the processing of the application forms. This new process will be implemented by the CMS with effect from 1 December 2021.