NHS CHC:  Placement review and negotiation

Providers are more accepting on negotiating prices with case reviews and particularly for new placements, which means there are significant opportunities to save in NHS CHC.

Over the years, Valuing Care has collated an enviable range of data average and costing information which is used to benchmark services in the care sector; data we use to ensure commissioners achieve value for money care packages.

As with most purchases, the best time to save money is before you buy, which is why new placement negotiation presents such a beneficial means to secure substantial savings.

Let us ensure you get the best price in the marketplace; typically we negotiate savings of between 10% and 15% on care packages against a quoted price.

There is a growing demand for high cost placement reviews as part of our MyCareCost service which facilitates financial reviews and negotiations for residential care home placements and also domiciliary care.

 

Focus on: Dorset Joint Commissioning Group

In response to a request for a large increase in fees from a national provider organisation, Dorset Joint Commissioning Group worked in partnership with Valuing Care to undertake a cost review of all the specialist care home services delivered by the provider. The objective was to assess the reasonableness of the current fees, thereby informing a decision on the
requested fee uplift.

Valuing Care benchmarked the reported cost of the provider’s services against its cost model and national intelligence of care home costs. The review concluded current fees were in excess of a fair price.

Key benefits:
• Established processes for engaging service providers and reviewing the reported cost of delivering services.
• Service audits to obtain first hand evidence of the level of service being provided and to ensure commissioners are getting what they are paying for.
• Achievement of savings from service providers that want to partner the Council and offer competitively priced services.