The final 2017/19 national tariff has now been published, and it can be found here. National prices published for 2017/18 and 2018/19 will come into effect from 1 April 2017 and 1 April 2018 respectively.
The new tariff contains a range of features designed to offer stability and a positive environment for realising the goals of the Five Year Forward view. These new features include:
- a two-year tariff
- a move to the HRG4+ phase 3 currency design for national prices
- two new mandatory best practice tariffs (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction)
The two-year tariff will give the providers and commissioners greater certainty against which to plan and make the investment decisions necessary to transform their services.
A list of the changes that have been made between the consultation and now are also available here. They are limited to guidance and explanation points, and no prices have changed.