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Patient level information and costing systems best practice guidance published

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Guidance to support organisations using patient level information and costing systems (PLICS) to produce reference costs for 2011-12 has been published today.

The guidance identifies differences between PLICS and reference costs, and provides suggestions of best practice and workarounds used by NHS organisations to produce reference costs from PLICS data.

This edition updates and revises the first edition published in April 2011, and should be read alongside Reference costs guidance for 2011-12 and the NHS Costing Manual ,as well as the HFMA Clinical Costing Standards 2011-12

Read the latest guidance Patient level information and costing systems (PLICS) and reference costs best practice guidance for 2011-12