Medical funders

Medical funders

• The advantages of using an MFO specialist

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Using an MFO specialist ensures patients are treated with the best possible care and that procedures are of the highest standard.

List of procedures that will save time, money and is safer to do with a specialist:

  • Wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Site preparation for implant placement (Bone grafting and sinus augmentation)
  • Apicectomies
  • Exposure of impacted teeth for orthodontic treatment
  • Soft tissue biopsies
  • Extraction of teeth and root remnants
  • Release of active frenums (Labial and lingual)
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MFO specialists offer various procedures which will save time, provide value and are safer to do with a qualified and accredited specialist.

• Value-add positioning statement

SASMFOS represents a diverse and high-calibre membership, representing most MFO professionals in South Africa.

• Codes and cost savings

MFO surgeons offer multiple cost-saving procedures. These can also save on treatment and recovery time.

Patients

Patients

• Patient benefits of using an MFO specialist surgeon

Patients benefit greatly from using MFO specialists to diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. This can save time, money and provide reassurance that procedures are done by specialists in their field. Patients are ensured of the best possible care with procedures of the highest standard.

• Patient-centric service

Our patients are important to us. Our treatments and procedures are created with this as a top priority. We also ensure that we remain current with the latest innovations and trends to ensure the best access to quality care to our patients, both in terms of recovery time and financial savings.

• Access to world-class specialists

SASMFOS represents MFO specialists across South Africa and is also linked to various international bodies and associations. This ensures that our members remain up to date with current trends in the industry and also remain at the cutting edge of innovation.

• Medical cover for MFO procedures

SASMFOS negotiates with medical funders on behalf of our members. For more information on how to ensure that your MFO procedure is covered by your medical funder, please contact us.

Hospitals

Hospitals

• Relationship with hospitals and hospital groups

SASMFOS represents MFO specialists across the country and through this network we work closely with private and public hospitals and hospital groups.

• Patient benefits of using an MFO specialist surgeon in your hospital

MFO specialists offer various procedures which will save time, money and which is safer to do with a qualified and accredited specialist. Our members follow the highest standards of ethics and we encourage best practices in line with international standards.

• Enhancing your patient-centric service

Patients are our top priority. We assist hospitals in providing the latest and most innovative treatments and procedures to help patients get the best recovery. Our cost-effective procedures are also aimed at financial savings for patients as well as for hospitals.

• Breaking the myths on theatre time and cost

SASMFOS keeps its members abreast with the most cutting edge technologies and innovations in the industry. This provides members with the tools to save on theatre time and cost and to ensure that patients benefit from the most effective procedures.

• Participating in single procedure packages

SASMFOS works closely with MFO specialists to develop the most time and cost-effective single procedure packages. For more information on our latest offerings, please contact us.

• Medical cover for MFO procedures

SASMFOS negotiates with medical funders on behalf of our members. For more information on how to ensure that your MFO procedure is covered by participating medical funders, please contact us.

• Enhancing the hospital’s reactive offering (ER, trauma, oncology etc.)

MFO specialists diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. With an MFO specialist on hand, a hospital can save crucial time and money. This enhances patient satisfaction, supported by the reassurance that procedures are done by specialists and with the best possible care.

Healthcare professionals

Healthcare professionals

• Why refer to an MFO specialist surgeon

MFO specialists diagnose and treat diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. With an MFO specialist on hand, healthcare professionals can save crucial time and money. This enhances patient satisfaction and procedures are done by specialists with the best possible care.

• Referrals process to MFO specialists

SASMFOS assists patients and their doctors to find MFO specialists in their areas and also assists with the referral process. For more information, please contact us.

• Value of an MFO specialist

MFO specialists save crucial time and money in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

Our support structure for furthering education and best practice in the industry, together with local and international networking opportunities, ensure that our members remain current in our service offerings.

• Your patient at the centre

MFO specialists provide skilled care for patients. We ensure that our members are equipped with knowledge of the latest trends and advancements in treatments and procedures to help patients get the best recovery possible. We also provide cost-effective procedures and time-saving methods to benefit your patient.

• Codes and cost savings

MFO surgeons offer multiple cost-saving procedures. These can also save on treatment and recovery time for patients. For a full list of procedural codes and a confidential discussion, please contact us.

Key views and issues

Key views and issues

• Procedures

MFO surgeons are skilled in providing a variety of cutting-edge procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. Our specialists benefit from local and international knowledge-sharing and best practice management to ensure that our patients get the best support possible.

• Changes in legislation

Our advisory services include negotiations on applicable tariffs and fees, and we provide guidance on regulatory and legislative developments which may impact on the public and the healthcare profession at large. These include engagement on public health topics such as the NHI, funder regulations and demand for healthcare services.

• Healthcare advancement

We represent MFO surgeons and engage, on their behalf, with medical aid funds to facilitate coverage of medical procedures, hospitals, healthcare providers, patients and regulatory authorities. We provide support on best practice management, as well as further education, research, professional development and insight into innovation trends in the industry.