National Tariff Payment System 2020/21: a consultation notice

NHS England and NHS Improvement's proposals for the 2020/21 National Tariff Payment System.

The consultation responses did not meet the statutory objection threshold. We are considering the feedback received and will make final decisions on publication of the 2020/21 national tariff as soon as possible.

Consultation documents

Between 20 December 2019 and 22 January 2020 we consulted on all aspects of the proposed 2020/21 national tariff. This page contains all of the documents relating to the consultation. This includes a number of annexes relating to the consultation notice (Cn) and draft tariff (Dt).

2020/21 National Tariff Payment System: a consultation notice PDF, 1.2 MB

The statutory consultation notice, setting out our proposals for the 2020/21 national tariff, and the draft of the proposed tariff.

Annex DtA: The national tariff workbook, 2020/21 XLSX, 463.7 KB

The national tariff workbook, including national prices and prices to be used for emergency care and outpatient attendances.

Impact assessment of the proposed 2020/21 national tariff PDF, 1.6 MB

Assesses the likely impact of our proposals on providers, commissioners and patients.

Providing feedback on the proposals

The consultation closed at midnight at the end of 22 January 2020.

We will announce the result of the consultation as soon as possible.

Annexes to the consultation

Annex CnA: Summary of feedback on proposals XLSX, 558.5 KB

Details of the feedback received from our engagement on proposals for the 2020/21 tariff

Annex CnB: Responding to this consultation, and the statutory objection process, 2020/21 PDF, 198.4 KB

Guidance on the process by which commissioners and 'relevant providers' can object to the method for determining national prices.

Annex DtB: Currencies with national prices, 2020/21 PDF, 251.5 KB

Further information and guidance on certain currencies for services with national prices.

Annex DtC: Currencies without national prices, 2020/21 PDF, 301.6 KB

Guidance on currencies specified in the proposed 2020/21 national tariff that do not have national prices.

Annex DtD: Guidance on best practice tariffs, 2020/21 PDF, 1.3 MB

Detailed guidance on implementation of best practice tariffs.

Annex DtF: Models used to calculate prices, 2020/21 ZIP, 18.2 MB

The models used to calculate prices, including the SAS code.

Annex DtG: Guidance on locally determined prices, 2020/21 PDF, 217.8 KB

Guidance to support local modifications and local pricing rules described in the proposed 2020/21 national tariff.

Supporting documents

Non-mandatory prices, 2020/21 consultation XLSX, 126.6 KB

Information about 2020/21 non-mandatory prices, including prices for maternity services and some outpatient attendances.

Guidance on blended payments, 2020/21 PDF, 1.2 MB

Guidance on blended payments, including details of the approach for emergency care, outpatient attendances, maternity services and adult mental health.

Guidance on maternity pathway payment, 2020/21 PDF, 161.1 KB

Guidance on the maternity pathway payment.

A guide to the market forces factor, 2020/21 PDF, 270.9 KB

A guide to the market forces factor.

National tariff glossary, 2020/21 PDF, 123.0 KB

Definitions of key terms in the consultation notice documents.

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