Consultation outcome

NHS National Tariff Payment System 2016/17: a consultation document

This consultation has concluded

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Changes made following the statutory consultation on the 2016/17 national tariff

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Detail of outcome

Monitor and NHS England have finalised the 2016/17 National Tariff Payment System. This will come into effect from 1 April 2016.

Feedback received

Summary of consultation responses

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A breakdown of individual responses received

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Detail of feedback received

Over 250 responses and pieces of feedback were received during the consultation period.

As we received objections from 2% of commissioners and 6% of relevant providers, neither of the 2 objection thresholds were met. We have also considered all other consultation responses and decided to publish the 2016/17 national tariff.

We will publish an analysis of the responses shortly.

Original consultation

Summary

Monitor and NHS England’s proposals for the 2016/17 National Tariff Payment System.

This consultation was held on another website.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

This year’s national tariff proposals aim to give providers of NHS services the space to restore financial balance and support providers and commissioners to make ambitious longer term plans for their local health economies.

We believe these proposals will help providers and commissioners to work together to manage demand and deliver services more efficiently.

We’d like to thank everyone who has given their time to help shape our proposals. Your feedback has allowed us to get to this point.

What we’re consulting on

Monitor and NHS England are interested in hearing your views on:

  • the approach to setting prices for 2016/17
  • the impact of the proposed changes to the national tariff
  • the proposals for local payment arrangements
  • the approach to enforcing the national tariff

Who can take part?

We welcome responses from anyone interested in the NHS payment system and encourage you to comment on any of our proposals in the consultation.

However, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 provides for a specific process that allows clinical commissioning groups and ‘relevant providers’ to object to the method for determining national prices. Relevant providers include: NHS foundation trusts, NHS trusts, licensed independent providers, and unlicensed independent providers who provide NHS services where there is a proposed national price.

You can find out more in Annex A2 of the consultation document about the objection process and how we will calculate any objection percentages.

Supporting documents

We’ve also published a number of supporting documents that can be read alongside our proposals for the 2016/17 national tariff:

Guidance on locally determined prices

How to submit local variations and local prices to Monitor, and how to agree to or apply for a local modification to a national price.

Guidance on mental health currencies and payments

Describes how providers can use the adult mental health currencies, and how they can be used by commissioners and providers as the basis for setting local prices.

A guide to the market forces factor

Provides information on the calculation and application of the market forces factor, a nationally determined variation to the national price, in 2016/17.

Draft 2016/17 guidance for commissioners on the marginal rate emergency rule and 30-day readmission

Guidance to support commissioners to reinvest retained funds from the marginal rate emergency rule and the 30-day readmission rule.

Documents

2016/17 National Tariff Payment System: A consultation notice

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2016/17 National Tariff Payment System proposals: Impact assessment

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Annex A1: Engagement information

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Annex A2: Objecting to the method for determining national prices

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Annex B1: Proposed 2016/17 National Prices and National Tariff Workbook

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Annex B2: Technical guidance for currencies with national prices

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Annex B3: Market forces factor calculation model

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Annex B3: Models used to set national prices

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Annex B4: Mental Health Clustering Booklet

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Annex B5: Evidence on efficiency for the 2016/17 national tariff

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Published 11 February 2016
Last updated 31 March 2016 + full page history
  1. Added a summary of consultation responses, a breakdown of individual responses and a list of changes we've made to the 2016/17 national tariff following the statutory consultation.
  2. Following consultation with the sector, we've published the 2016/17 National Tariff Payment System.
  3. Added a statement confirming closure that the statutory objection thresholds have not been met.
  4. First published.