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Guidance to the NHS on payment adjustments for GP contractors

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PCTs have been issued with guidance on how to make the necessary adjustments regarding the 2010/11 Quality and Outcomes Framework payments.

Primary care trusts have been issued with guidance on how to make the necessary adjustments regarding the 2010/11 Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) achievement payments. The guidance includes an action to make the necessary adjustments by the end of June 2012.

Quality Management and Analysis System (QMAS) underpayments - action for primary care trusts (PCTs) is to correct payments made in respect of 2010/11 financial year. The guidance highlights an error within the Quality Management and Analysis System.

The Department of Health wrote to PCTs in February 2011 (Gateway Reference 15473) to advise of an error found in QMAS, which calculates payments to GP contractors under the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The error meant that GP contractors may have been underpaid for achievements under the QOF additional services indicators since 2004/05.