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:

  • All code related interpretations come with the code for easier and quicker reference.
  • All changes and updates dating back to 2009.
  • Separate sections for the Road Accident Fund and the Compensation Fund.
  • Reflecting the current scope of practice of medical doctors.


SAMA Members - First copy only

R575 (discounted rate)

SAMA Members other than first copy / Non-SAMA Members


Postal Options Available

Postage cost:

R76.66 (incl VAT)

We mail the book as a parcel with a TRACKING NUMBER; client must collect @ the Post Office. An additional R5.55 will be charged for each additional book ordered.

Courier cost:

R81.87 (incl VAT)

Main Centres (Johannesburg Central etc.)

Courier cost:

R 143.85 (incl VAT)

Regional areas (Krugersdorp, PMB etc.)

Outside RSA:

Cost on request

By hand collection:

Note: Orders need to be made online before collection from the offices

Pretoria: SAMA Head Office:

(Block F, Castlewalk Corporate Park, Nossob Street, Erasmuskloof Ext3, Pretoria (entrance in Kuiseb Street)

R0.00 (incl VAT)

Cape Town: HMPG Offices:

Suite 9 & 10, Lonsdale Building, Gardener Way, Pinelands, 7405
Tel: 021 532 1281

R0.00 (incl VAT)

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 and we will gladly assist you.

SAMA's Medical Coding Unit

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