Developing the national tariff


Updates on the development of the NHS payment system.

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Prescribed Specialised Services 2019/20 planning tool

The National Casemix Office have launched the Prescribed Specialised Services 2019/20 planning tool. The tool implements the NHS England Identification Rules that are to be used to support the planning rounds for 2019/20.

They have also published a 2018/19 operational tool. This contains the same identification rules as the Prescribed Specialised Services 2017/18 operational tool, but it has been updated for the additional user functionality present in the Prescribed Specialised Services 2019/20 planning tool.

Proposals for the next tariff

In October, in partnership with NHS England, we published details of some of the principal proposed changes to the payment system in 2019/20. In addition, NHS Digital have published a 2019/20 engagement grouper.

We held the following webinars to set out and discuss proposals in more detail:

We will use the feedback received to finalise proposals for the statutory consultation on the next tariff, due in January 2019.

In December 2018 we will publish a set of prices to support planning.

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