UK conducts urgent review of PbR (Payment by Results) tariff- setting process
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's Department of Health has launched a rapid review of the Payment by Results (PbR) tariff-setting process. The announcement came with the re-publication of the 2006-07 tariff, issued on January 31 but subsequently withdrawn due to "material errors in its calculation". The tariff, to take effect on April 1, will be instrumental in supporting the latest NHS delivery developments, such as a programme promising faster access to diagnostic imaging services, which is being introduced on that date.