The NHS Tariff – Payment by Results

Executive Summary

  • Payment by results (often abbreviated PbR) is the system in England which allows commissioners to pay the providers of healthcare for every patient that they see or treat
  • This payment system is able to account for the complexity of the treatment needs of the patient, and this relies on the two fundamental features of the payment by results schemes:
    • Currency – classification systems are grouped into currencies, the unit of healthcare for which payment is made
    • Nationally – set of prices which are paid for each currency