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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

Scale of Fees

Annual Increase in Medical Tariffs for Medical Service Providers - 2018

Private Ambulance Services, Psychiatric and Private Rehabilitation Hospitals, Blood Services 2018

Private Ambulance Services

General Rules governing the tariff


001 Road ambulances: Long distance claims (items 111, 129 and 141) will be rejected unless the distance travelled with the patient is reflected. Long distance charges may not include item codes 102, 125 or 131.


002 No after hours fees may be charged.


003 Road ambulances: Item code 151 (resuscitation) may only be charged for services provided by a second vehicle (either ambulance or response vehicle) and shall be accompanied by a motivation. Disposables and drugs used are included unless specified as additional cost items (see below).


004 A BLS (Basic Life Support) practice (Pr. No. starting with 13) may not charge for ILS (Intermediate Life Support) or ALS (Advanced Life Support); an ILS practice (Pr. No. starting with 11) may not charge for ALS. An ALS practice (Pr. No. starting with 09) may charge for all codes.


005 A second patient is transferred at 50% reduction of the basic call cost.

Rule 005 MUST be quoted if a second patient is transported in any vehicle or aircraft in addition to another patient.


006 Guidelines for information required on each COIDA ambulance account:

Road and air ambulance accounts

Name and ID number of the employee
Diagnosis of the employee's condition
Summary of all equipment used if not covered in the basic tariff
Name and HPCSA registration number of the care providers
Name, practice number and HPCSA registration number of the medical doctor
Response vehicle: details of the vehicle driver and the intervention undertaken on patient
Place and time of departure and arrival at the destination as well as the exact distance travelled
(Air ambulance: exact time travelled from base to scene, scene to hospital and back to base)
Details of the trip sheet should be captured in a medical report provided for on the COID system.