South African Medical Association

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The 2022 SAMA electronic Medical Doctors' Coding Manual (eMDCM) is available (previously known as the eDBM). Implementation dated: 1 January 2022.

The 2022 updated programme includes:

  • All the 2022 procedural codes for medical doctors
  • Easy to use search functionality
  • Functionality available within the browser to calculate own fee for each code
  • Interpretations and or comments attached to some codes
  • ICD-10 codes based on the ICD-10 Master Industry Table added for convenience

Please note that a separate eICD-10 Browser is available with the 2013 PMB (prescribed minimum benefits) list linked to ICD-10 codes. Another feature of that product is that you can search on common names of diseases for example Jungle fever. Refer to A95.0.

The SAMA eMDCM® is a Windows based program and requires the following operating system to run and install on:

  1. Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
  2. Window's .NET framework (will install automatically if not already on your computer)
  3. A valid SAMA licence activation key

This Windows Program will update with new content (when available) every time you open the program.

Please take note that this program (eMDCM) can only run on Windows. Apple users will not be able to download this program.

If you've purchased a licence for eMDCM, you can access the online MDCM at no additional cost. This online MDCM can be accessed on any platform (including Apple) via an internet connection.

eMDCM Browser Prices:

Please follow the following link for the 2022 Prices -

A product key will be made available to unlock the licence

For assistance with downloading and activation of the product please follow the following link to the How to Guides -

Licence period:

The eMDCM program is updated annually and will be valid from 1 January to 31 December of the year of implementation of this product. Should you purchase the product within this allocated time period, the licence will only remain valid for the remainder of the above mentioned one year period. A grace period of two months will apply, thus the program will remain functional for January and February the following year.

It should be noted that every effort should be made to code as accurately as possible even if third party funders do not grant benefits for all services rendered. In these cases patients should be held responsible for payment for services.. Please remember that third parties may elect not to directly remuneration the medical practitioner for the services rendered and make the payment for the service (even at the benefit amount) directly to the patient (their member).

Please direct any coding queries to our Medical Coding Unit on 012 481 2073 or email and we will gladly assist you. Please note that all non-SAMA members should communicate via email.

For any Computer / IT related queries, please contact SOSiT on 087 550 0598 or email

SAMA's Medical Coding Unit

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