Specialised orthopaedics tariff is final, says UK health minister
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK does not plan to further revise the 2009-10 national tariff for specialised orthopaedic treatments, health minister Ben Bradshaw has told parliament. The development of this tariff has had a troubled history, given the patient-specific nature of the procedures involved, such as customised spinal implants, Clinica notes. As for the financial impact of the changes to the final 2009-10 tariff, although these were analysed during its development, they are now best calculated using local up-to-date activity data, said Mr Bradshaw in response to a question by Andrew Smith MP, on April 27.