Developing the national tariff


Updates on the development of the NHS payment system.

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In partnership with NHS England we've published details of some of the principal proposed changes to the payment system in 2019/20. This includes changes to:

  • duration of the tariff
  • payment approach for emergency care
  • market forces factor (MFF)
  • maternity payment pathway.

The publication is accompanied by an online survey for feedback on the proposals and there is further information on the proposed changes to the MFF. In addition, NHS Digital have published a 2019/20 engagement grouper.

On 19 October, we are holding a webinar on the proposed changes to the market forces factor. Click here to register.

We have already held the following webinars:

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