Cimas members risk losing properties

HARARE - Corporate 24  has renewed its feud with Cimas Medical Aid Society after it announced yesterday that it will attach properties of  the medical insurer’s members in a bid to recover an unspecified debt which it claims is long overdue.

Without specifying how much it was owed, Corporate 24 said it had exhausted all means possible to recover the debt accumulated since June last year, and was left with the option of getting the money  from patients, directly.

“Notice is hereby given to all corporate 24 Hospital Group clients on Cimas Medial Aid. Due to sustained non-payment for services rendered to you by Cimas since June 2015, it has become necessary that we recover the money directly from clients,” Corporate 24 said in a statement yesterday.

“Kindly note, this decision has not been taken lightly as we always strive to maintain healthy relationships with all our clients. Should we not receive payment within seven days of publication of this notice, please do not be offended when our debt collectors pursue recovery.”

No comment could be obtained from Cimas yesterday at it was closed for business.

Corporate 24 had announced on April 16, that it had ended its feud with Cimas after reaching an agreement on the wrangle that started in June last year after Cimas suspended Corporate 24 on its direct payment facility.

Following the breakdown of its relationship with Cimas, Corporate 24 made efforts to resolve the matter, which was later reported to the health regulator in July last year, with both parties threatening to sue each other.

The relationship was further made sour after Cimas reportedly accused Corporate 24 of making fraudulent claims, an aspect the health institution denied.

Corporate 24 accused Cimas of discouraging its members from accessing its services.

During that embargo, Cimas members could not afford to pay upfront for the services at Corporate 24 and had to seek other service providers.

Comments (4)

This must be challenged in the court of Law. when Corporate 24 offered its services, this was done using a Cimas medical Aid card. They cannot then change where the liability of payment lies after rendering the service. these guys must be serious

munhu - 25 October 2016

I agree with you Munhu, but whats happening with CIMAS that Corporate 24 has to resort to such drastic action? CIMAS has been receiving payments from these members and was contractually obliged to meet claims within the parameters of the scheme they re under. I'm sure any shortfalls were met by the client/patients. So what went wrong? Has CIMAS become a pyramid scheme?

Healthforall - 25 October 2016

Who is Corporate24 what sort of services does it provide who does the company belong to story is vague more details please

More details - 25 October 2016

Some of these health/medical services providers/institutions are owned and/or operated by criminals who are just out to exploit people through the provision of health/medical services. Remember Cuthbert Dube at PSMAS and Dr McGowan?

ADF - 25 October 2016

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