Results from the NHS, one year after a Payment by Results
model was introduced to pay for elective (ie non-emergency) care between Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and NHS Foundation Trusts during 2004-5 found that data quality was woeful (Audit Commission, 2005; O'Connor and Neumann, 2006).
Though the authorities often argued that an important benefit of Payment by Results
was its standardisation of the testing process, in practice a distinct lack of uniformity in examining was evident.
These guidelines, together with the payment tariff set by payment by results
, should deter inappropriate expenditure on advertising.
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Regional health officials are stepping in to plug the cash shortfall at Alder Hey caused by the new payment by results
system, although the trust has not yet been told when it will get the cash.
Stephen Jones, joint chief executive of Coventry PCT, said: "The organisation faces significant pressures in the coming months from the reorganisation of the NHS nationally and introduction of new schemes such as Payment by Results
but we are facing these challenges head on with a robust plan that should ensure the future viability of healthcare in this city.
A DoH spokesman said: 'The Department is committed to the inclusion of all specialised services, including those provided for children, under Payment by Results
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He defended the new Payment By Results
system in the NHS - blamed for the threat to Alder Hey's vital services - as a "necessary part of reform".
It follows the department's decision to phase out support provided to individual PCTs to cushion them against a new system of payment by results
( rewarding NHS trusts directly for every job done.
Mr Blunkett said: "It's a new opportunity, not for payment by results
, but by providing performance-related promotion.
The jointly developed solutions, known as MedeFinance Intelligence(TM), will benefit from HFMA's deep industry experience and expertise, including the work of the Payment by Results
and Foundation Trust special interest groups, in order to help healthcare organizations, including NHS Trusts, Primary Care Trusts and Strategic Health Authorities, improve their operational, clinical and financial performance.