The SAMA Medical Doctors’ Coding Manual (MDCM) book, previously known as the Doctors’ Billing Manual (DBM) is back by popular demand. The book, which has been in use as a reference guide for allocating procedure codes and generating claims data, was last published in 2009, during which time, only the electronic version of the Medical Doctors’ Coding Manual (eMDCM) was made available.
The 2016 version is vastly improved from the previous versions in that it incorporates:
Postal Options Available
By hand collection:
Note: Orders need to be made online before collection from the offices
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 Coding Department on 012 481 2073 or email email@example.com and we will gladly assist you.
SAMA's Medical Coding Unit