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.
This attribute is also known by these names:
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