Multi-Professional Consultation (National Tariff Payment System)

A Multi-Professional Consultation (National Tariff Payment System) is a CARE CONTACT.

A Multi-Professional Consultation (National Tariff Payment System) is an attendance where multiple CARE PROFESSIONALS are seeing a PATIENT together, in the same attendance, at the same time. This may include CONSULTANTS with the same MAIN SPECIALTY. Where a PATIENT is seen by two or more CONSULTANTS with different MAIN SPECIALTIES, this should be recorded as a Multi-Disciplinary Consultation (National Tariff Payment System).

It does not apply where a PATIENT sees single CARE PROFESSIONALS sequentially as part of the same Out-Patient Clinic, or CLINIC OR FACILITY.

A Multi-Professional Consultation (National Tariff Payment System) should be recorded when a PATIENT benefits in terms of care and convenience from accessing the expertise of two or more CARE PROFESSIONALS at the same time. It does not apply if one CARE PROFESSIONAL is supporting another, either clinically or otherwise, for example in the taking of notes, acting as a chaperone, training, professional update purposes, operating equipment and passing instruments, etc.

The clinical input of Multi-Professional Consultations (National Tariff Payment System) must be evidenced in the relevant clinical notes and/or other relevant documentation.

For the purposes of the National Tariff Payment System, a Multi-Professional Consultation (National Tariff Payment System) is reported in the Out-Patient Commissioning Data Set:

 

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