Monitor and NHS England, working in partnership, need your help to ensure that the future NHS payment system delivers affordable, quality care and better outcomes for patients. They recently published three documents on proposals for the 2014/15 National Tariff and would welcome feedback from providers on:
- The Tariff Engagement Document, with key information on the 2014/15 National Tariff
- Proposals for local payment variations; and
- Proposals for enforcement of the tariff by Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority.
There are three questionnaires asking for views particularly on:
1. The approach to setting prices for 2014/15;
2. The approach to assessing the impact of the proposed changes to the National Tariff
3. The approach to applying the rules and permitted variations from the 2013/14 Tariff to the 2014/15 Tariff;
4. The proposed method for agreeing local modifications;
5. The approach to enforcing the National Tariff;
6. The pricing for adult mental health services;
7. The proposed structure for the 2014/15 National Tariff Document.
Your responses will help to shape the National Tariff Document which will be published later this year.
Please use the questionnaires to send your feedback by 5pm on Tuesday 9 July 2013. You can access them here.
Join for a discussion of the proposals at Monitor’s upcoming webinars
Although Monitor’s regional engagement workshops on NHS pricing and incentives are now fully booked, you can still register for one of their webinars on local payment variations.
The webinars will cover:
- what the objectives of local payment variations should be
- what issues or barriers related to the implementation of innovative local payment approaches need to be considered
- how Monitor and NHS England can balance the need to gather information in order to build an evidence base and assist in oversight without overburdening local areas
- what role Monitor and NHS England can play in helping local areas overcome these issues and encourage more widespread innovation in payment approaches