SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAG

A flag indicating that Specialised Service top-up payments are to be paid to reimburse Health Care Providers for the higher costs of treating PATIENTS who require this specialised care.

Description

A flag indicating that Specialised Service top-up payments are to be paid to reimburse Health Care Providers for the higher costs of treating PATIENTS who require this specialised care. 

National prices in the National Tariff Payment System  are calculated on the basis of average costs. They do not therefore take into account cost differences between Health Care Providers  that arise because some Health Care Providers serve PATIENTS with more complex needs.

The purpose of Specialised Service top-up payments for inpatient care relating to some Specialised Services is to recognise these cost differences and to improve the extent to which prices paid reflect the actual costs of providing healthcare, when this is not sufficiently differentiated in the Healthcare Resource Group design.

For further information, see the NHS Improvement  website at: see the National tariff payment system.

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAGS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Class SERVICE PROVIDED UNDER AGREEMENT has an attribute SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAG of type SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAG
Data Element TARIFF CODE is the data element of SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAG
Data Element TARIFF CODE references in description SPECIALIST SERVICES FLAG