Adult Mental Health Care Cluster

An Adult Mental Health Care Cluster is part of a currency developed to support the National Tariff Payment System for Mental Health Services.

Description

An Adult Mental Health Care Cluster  is a type of CARE CLUSTER  for adult PATIENTS.

An Adult Mental Health Care Cluster  is part of a currency developed to support the National Tariff Payment System for Mental Health Services.

Adult Mental Health Care Clusters  are 21 groupings of Mental Health PATIENTS  based on their characteristics, and are a way of classifying individuals utilising Mental Health Services that forms the basis for payment.

An Adult Mental Health Care Cluster  is assigned using a decision tree or algorithm based on the  PERSON SCORE  from the Adult Mental Health Clustering Tool  undertaken by a CARE PROFESSIONAL  for the PATIENT.

This is done by first assigning the PATIENT  to one of three Mental Health Care Cluster Super Classes, to narrow down the number of possible  Adult Mental Health Care Clusters which are applicable to the PATIENTS  condition. The PATIENT  is then assigned to the most appropriate of this sub-set of  Adult Mental Health Care Clusters.

Further information relating to the Adult Mental Health Clustering Tool  and  Adult Mental Health Care Clusters  is available from the gov.uk website at: The NHS payment system: documents and guidance.

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Formerly Mental Health Care Cluster
Plural Adult Mental Health Care Clusters