NHS Continuing Healthcare
CCG commissioners often lack the tools to set a fair price for CHC services, and are dependent on the competitiveness of the local market to achieve value. However there is a renewed appetite to get to grips with the level of spend in Continuing Healthcare.
Health commissioners are trying to develop pricing tools for different service levels but are struggling to define needs categories. Providers are using this inconsistency to lift prices through additional services. In fact Valuing Care has identified that providers are typically charging 10 – 15% higher prices for long term placements made by CCGs than those made by local authorities for similar comparable inputs.
Valuing Care enables CCG commissioners to replace outdated process and practices with systems that are fit to respond to today’s challenges of NHS CHC to facilitate significant savings.