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DateTitleScoreAvail?
Wed 9th Jun 10:00Looking at the various options to you under the aligned payment incentive approach for setting a fixed value contract and considering the pros and cons of the approaches
Setting a block contract value under aligned payment incentive approachLooking at the various options to you under the aligned payment incentive approach for setting a fixed value contract and considering the pros and cons of the approaches

Looking at the various options to you under the aligned payment incentive approach for setting a fixed value contract and considering the pros and cons of the approaches
Wed 26th May 10:00From 1st October the achievement of best practice becomes a variable payment again so we are taking this opportunity to remember what is required to measure and achieve them. Also combining this with a review of how pathway payments work (including maternity).
Best Practice Tariffs and Pathway payment approachesFrom 1st October the achievement of best practice becomes a variable payment again so we are taking this opportunity to remember what is required to measure and achieve them. Also combining this with a review of how pathway payments work (including maternity).

From 1st October the achievement of best practice becomes a variable payment again so we are taking this opportunity to remember what is required to measure and achieve them. Also combining this with a review of how pathway payments work (including maternity).
Wed 12th May 10:00By 12th May the planning round will be in full swing, the tariff consultation concluded, elective recovery fund in operation and contract negotiations probably under way so this could be a significant quarterly catch up of queries / developments from across the country.
Quarterly Catch Up: May 2021 (could easily be longer than an hour)By 12th May the planning round will be in full swing, the tariff consultation concluded, elective recovery fund in operation and contract negotiations probably under way so this could be a significant quarterly catch up of queries / developments from across the country.
Wed 21st Apr 10:00Having been involved with resolving disputes relating to block contracts when at a legacy SHA, this event looks to go through some of the changes (good and bad) a move to block contracting brings
All about block contractsHaving been involved with resolving disputes relating to block contracts when at a legacy SHA, this event looks to go through some of the changes (good and bad) a move to block contracting brings
9.63YES
Wed 7th Apr 10:00As we move into a world of block contracts we pause to take a look at how the contract form (Federation, Alliance, Lead, Prime, Sub etc.) can help deliver the aims of the NHS.
Contract FormAs we move into a world of block contracts we pause to take a look at how the contract form (Federation, Alliance, Lead, Prime, Sub etc.) can help deliver the aims of the NHS.
9.40YES
Wed 24th Mar 10:00This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering Admitted Patient Care and, time permitting, Unbundling
Introduction to the National Tariff: Part 3This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering Admitted Patient Care and, time permitting, Unbundling
9.86YES
Wed 10th Mar 10:00This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering A&E and Outpatient chapters.
Introduction to the National Tariff: Part 2 This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering A&E and Outpatient chapters.
9.73YES
Wed 24th Feb 10:00This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering introduction and market forces factor.
Introduction to the National Tariff: Part 1This session directly supports our online level 1 training course covering introduction and market forces factor.
9.70YES
Wed 10th Feb 10:00At least an overview of how hospital reimbursement (i.e. National Tariff) guidance is changing for next year (plus how the contract is changing if that has also been published). Initial indications are they are aiming for a huge culture changing moving from payment for activity at tariff to payment at cost. We will also catch up on what issues have been most affecting organisations over the past three months (e.g. the Increasing Capacity Framework). Whilst Richard Russell will be delivering the session and leading on the content, we very much encourage hearing what others have to say at our quarterly catch ups as well as this makes for a valuable part of the experience. Note - this could be a longer two hour event depending on what is in the consultation.
2021/22 National Tariff Changes and Quarterly Catch Up (might be 2hrs)At least an overview of how hospital reimbursement (i.e. National Tariff) guidance is changing for next year (plus how the contract is changing if that has also been published). Initial indications are they are aiming for a huge culture changing moving from payment for activity at tariff to payment at cost. We will also catch up on what issues have been most affecting organisations over the past three months (e.g. the Increasing Capacity Framework). Whilst Richard Russell will be delivering the session and leading on the content, we very much encourage hearing what others have to say at our quarterly catch ups as well as this makes for a valuable part of the experience. Note - this could be a longer two hour event depending on what is in the consultation.
9.82YES
Wed 27th Jan 10:00Following on from the CCG vs NHS England event, this looks at how to identify which CCG pays for activity (incl in relation to overseas visitors)
Which CCG PaysFollowing on from the CCG vs NHS England event, this looks at how to identify which CCG pays for activity (incl in relation to overseas visitors)
9.75YES
Wed 13th Jan 10:00Looking at how to determine whether it is NHS England or a CCG that pays for activity
CCG vs NHS EnglandLooking at how to determine whether it is NHS England or a CCG that pays for activity
9.44YES
Wed 16th Dec 10:00Looking at how codes are grouped to a HRG and what is in a HRG. Will be looking at the manual grouper as well as the app.
HRGs and how they are generatedLooking at how codes are grouped to a HRG and what is in a HRG. Will be looking at the manual grouper as well as the app.
9.71YES
Wed 2nd Dec 10:00Looking at how a spell is defined vs an attendance and various aspects of both thereafter.
Defining ActivityLooking at how a spell is defined vs an attendance and various aspects of both thereafter.
9.82YES
Thu 12th Nov 10:00With tariff engagement for 21/22 starting in October, progress with the Elective Incentive Scheme and some key query themes such as Non Contract Activity emerging this will be a useful quarterly catch up.
Quarterly Catch Up: Nov 2020 With tariff engagement for 21/22 starting in October, progress with the Elective Incentive Scheme and some key query themes such as Non Contract Activity emerging this will be a useful quarterly catch up.
9.35YES
Wed 14th Oct 10:00Looking at how unbundled activity is identified and then, with a particular focus on diagnostics, critical care, rehabilitation and palliative care looking at scope for financial efficiencies.
Unbundling - how it works, and scope for financial efficienciesLooking at how unbundled activity is identified and then, with a particular focus on diagnostics, critical care, rehabilitation and palliative care looking at scope for financial efficiencies.
9.67YES
Tue 15th Sep 10:00Going through how a local set of accounts are converted to a national set and then how the costing standards map them through to patient level costs. This then flows in to an overview of benchmarking information and how identify opportunities to reduce your cost base.
Patient Level CostingGoing through how a local set of accounts are converted to a national set and then how the costing standards map them through to patient level costs. This then flows in to an overview of benchmarking information and how identify opportunities to reduce your cost base.
9.86YES
Thu 27th Aug 10:00A round up of the most pertinent (or frequent) queries and guidance from the past three months from across the country.
Quarterly Catch Up: August 2020 A round up of the most pertinent (or frequent) queries and guidance from the past three months from across the country.
9.77YES
Tue 14th Jul 10:00Going through why organisations are trying to implement Population Health Management and some of the key things to be thought through in order to implement it.
Introduction to Population Health Management.Going through why organisations are trying to implement Population Health Management and some of the key things to be thought through in order to implement it.
9.21YES
Wed 17th Jun 10:00An introductions into the principles underpinning Blending and how this can apply as Blending is extended to include Outpatients and Maternity.
Blending: Past, Current and FutureAn introductions into the principles underpinning Blending and how this can apply as Blending is extended to include Outpatients and Maternity.
9.20YES


Training Topics
home Coding, Counting, Costing, NHS Standard Contract (including Integrated Provider Contracting), Pricing (especially National Tariff), Population Health Management, Service Line Reporting & Management, Patient Level Information and Costs, the list goes on. We are also experienced in deliverying full face to face training though to shorter one to two hour web based training (see picture on the right). Contact us to find out how can support for your training needs.

Online Training
Always available so you can study at your own pace and includes National Tariff Payment System (Level 1 FSD East of England accredited course and qualification), Mental Health National Currencies, Patient Level Costing Overview and a Population Health Management course. This is backed up by a growing content of recorded webinars and associated slides.

If you want a demonstration of our video conferencing facilities where we re-create all the atmostphere of face to face training without the environmental impact of travel nor the financial cost of travel/venue hire etc. then please let us know and we would be delighted to help.

Advisory Services
Our retainer, building on 18 years focussed NHS expertise (at local provider/commissioner through to regional and national level) plus ongoing practical experience from across England is our most popular offering. Gives access to all our online training offerings as well as expertise at the end of a phone or email whenever you want.

Other services include our coding and counting change detection software/service, our cost benchmarking software/service, mediation/arbitration and local price setting support.

Annual Changes Conferences
home Our eighth annual conference(s) held in December 2019 had a fantastic turnout with bookings from over 300 people and over 90 organsiations with average feedback score, across the three days again being 9.4/10, absolutely amazing (again). We really appreciate the positive reception to our cost benchmarking software that we formally launched on 1st April 2020.

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