BEST PRACTICE TARIFF CODE

A code representing a national price for ACTIVITY that is designed to incentivise quality and cost-effective care.

The aim of a BEST PRACTICE TARIFF CODE is to reduce unexplained variation in clinical quality and spread best practice.

BEST PRACTICE TARIFF CODES may introduce an alternative currency to a Healthcare Resource Group, including a description of ACTIVITIES that more closely corresponds to the delivery of outcomes for a PATIENT.

An incentive to move from usual care to best practice is created by creating a price differential between agreed best practice, which attracts the BEST PRACTICE TARIFF CODE, and usual care, thereby universalising best practice.

For further information, see the NHS England and NHS Improvement website at: Developing the national tariff.

 

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