Research and analysis

NHS reference cost assurance programme: findings from the 2014/15 audit

Findings from an audit of the 2013/14 reference cost submissions and clinical coding of 75 acute NHS trusts.


Reference cost assurance programme: findings from the 2014/15 audit

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Monitor commissioned Capita to provide an opinion on whether the reference cost submissions were accurate for the 75 audited trusts.

This report summarises the findings of the audits and draws conclusions.

The audited NHS providers have been asked to develop an action plan to address their respective findings. Monitor expects the providers’ audit committees to oversee the implementation of these action plans.

Published 1 October 2015