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, is updated and maintained by the Medical Coding Division of the South African Medical Association in cooperation with the different medical doctor disciplines/groups.
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).
2020 MEDICAL DOCTORS’ CODING MANUAL (MDCM) INCLUDES:
The Interpretations and/or Comments, included in this publication, do not cover all possible scenarios and are only included to assist where there could be uncertainty regarding the use of some codes and will from time to time be amended. These are reflected at the item and are indicated in italics.
The inclusion of the COID and RAF lists in the Medical Doctors’ Coding Manual should not be seen as an endorsement of, or agreement with these lists. Care has been taken to provide you with accurate information regarding 3rd parties. Please note that SAMA does not accept responsibility for any amounts published in this MDCM or the eMDCM that might differ from the actual amounts paid by the different institutions.
Please direct any coding queries to our Coding Department on 012 481 2073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly assist you.
SAMA's Medical Coding Division
SAMA is now selling the Medical Doctors’ coding manual (MDCM) book on the MPC Online Store. Please use the link below to purchase the product.
Please note that only one voucher code can be used per SAMA product at check out.
SAMA members – R 665.50
Non SAMA members and second SAMA purchase – R 1 758.40
All prices are excluding VAT.
Delivery costs and VAT will be calculated on check out depending on the delivery address.
Please note that the SAMA member discount rate is only available to active paid up SAMA members. Please login to confirm that your SAMA membership is active and paid up to receive a voucher code for this product.