Dear Member

The importance of you managing your chronic condition effectively is undeniably vital for your long-term wellbeing, as this can avoid complications of your condition that could have been prevented.  As your medical Fund, we want to offer our support by introducing the Disease Risk Management (DRM) Programme.

The Programme helps you to optimally manage your chronic condition. Optimal management of chronic conditions improves overall health, and this means fewer hospital admissions and complications.

This programme will provide a comprehensive treatment plan that is unique to the condition you have been diagnosed with, along with regular health information to help you better understand your condition.  When you register your condition, you as a member will become more informed and involved in the active management of your chronic condition. There are defined consultations and tests that must be done per year e.g. if you have Diabetes you will need to get pathology tests done that monitor your Diabetes.

The DRM Programme will be implemented in various phases. During the first phase we will be registering members and their beneficiaries onto the programme.

To register for the DRM Programme, each member and their beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with one or more chronic conditions listed below must complete the attached Chronic Application Form.

• When you next go to your doctor for a check-up/consultation, please take the attached form along with this letter to your treating doctor.
• Only the doctor may complete this form.
• This applies to all beneficiaries who visit their GP in the private sector as well as all military doctors.

Once the form has been completed, it must be submitted via email to chronicregistration@rfmcf.co.za or faxed to 012 679 4460.

Going forward, members who are newly diagnosed with a chronic condition will also be required to complete this form. The form will be available on the RFMCF website on www.rfmcf.co.za.

You will receive further information from the Fund about the Disease Risk Management Programme during the next phase of the programme, which will be implemented in 2021. For now, please register all existing chronic conditions as per the list below.

The list below are the chronic conditions that the Fund will manage:

Addison’s Disease Asthma
Bipolar Mood Disorder Bronchiectasis
Cardiac Failure Cardiomyopathy Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Chronic Renal Disease
Coronary Artery Disease Crohn’s Disease
Diabetes Insipidus Diabetes Mellitus Types 1 and 2
Dysrhythmias Epilepsy
Glaucoma Haemophilia
HIV/AIDS Hyperlipidaemia
Hypertension Hypothyroidism
Major Depression Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schizophrenia Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Ulcerative Colitis

If you have any further questions in this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us on 012 679 4200 or email chronicregistration@rfmcf.co.za.

Kind Regards,

Regular Force Medical Continuation Fund

RFMCF Chronic Condition Application Form