Statutory guidance

Approved costing guidance

Costing principles and guidance for providers of NHS-funded services.

Documents

Approved costing guidance: updated February 2016

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HFMA acute health clinical costing standards 2016/17

HFMA mental health clinical costing standards 2016/17

NHS reference costs collection guidance for 2015 to 2016

Patient-level information and costing systems (PLICS) template

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Materiality and quality score (MAQS) collection template: acute

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Materiality and quality score (MAQS) collection template: mental health

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Understanding the general ledger for costing

Detail

This guidance aims to:

  • set out the costing principles and standards, and guidance for both reference costs and PLICS (patient level information and costing systems) collections for the year
  • explain the approach to costing and cost collection that we are encouraging providers of NHS services to adopt
  • tell NHS providers how to comply with the pricing conditions of Monitor’s provider licence that relate to recording of costs
  • support the continuous improvement of costing processes in the NHS

How the document is made up

The updated guidance has 4 chapters:

  • Principles of costing (prepared by Monitor)
  • HFMA’s clinical costing standards 2016/17
  • Reference costs guidance for 2015/16 (prepared by the Department of Health)
  • PLICS acute collection guidance for 2015/16 (prepared by Monitor)

Costing templates

Alongside the guidance, we’ve also published 3 templates:

  • PLICS collection template for the 2015/16 collection
  • MAQS template for the acute sector (developed jointly by HFMA and Monitor)
  • updated MAQS template for the mental health sector (developed jointly by HFMA and Monitor)

Further guidance from HFMA

HFMA has published 2 guidance papers, on behalf of Monitor, which will be helpful to costing practitioners for use alongside our ‘Approved costing guidance’: