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Commissioning Tools and Tariffs

The UK Rehabilitation Outcomes Collaborative (UK ROC) provides the NHS England commissioning dataset for all level 1 and 2 specialist rehabilitation services in England.

The PbR guidance for 2013/14 introduced a multi-level weighted bed day (WBD) commissioning currency for specialist (level 1 and 2) rehabilitation services together with a set of indicative tariffs.

The UK ROC database collates monthly activity returned from all registered specialist rehabilitation services

It provides activity reports to providers and commissioners for the purpose of contract monitoring.

It also provides quality and benchmarking data against the standards set out in the services specification.

Some commissioners have asked for clarification about how the multi-level weighted bed-day currency is implemented in practice with worked examples.

The following link  will take you to a paper that was developed through the NHSE Clinical Reference Group for Specialist Rehabilitation in 2014/15 to assist providers and commissioners with implementation of the WBD currency.

The weighted bed day currency for specialist rehabilitation

Tariff development for specialist rehabilitation

From July 2015, UK ROC has been commissioned by NHS England to provide the commissioning dataset for all level 1 and 2 specialist in-patient rehabilitation services in England.

In the absence of any other reliable reference costs for specialist rehabilitation, UK ROC also provides the authoritative source of costing information for tariff development.

In autumn 2015, at the request of NHSE, the UK ROC team worked with Monitor (now NHS Improvement) to provide updated costing information (based on 2014/15 costs) in order to update the published tariff prices for specialist rehabilitation for 2016/17.

UK ROC was also asked to provide a summary of current commissioning practice within NHSE-commissioned specialised services and an impact analysis of introducing the new tariffs. This was fed back to NHSE in December 2015. See link below for the full report:

Summary of Commissioning practice and 2016-17 tariffs

Detail relating to above summary document 

For further information please contact the UK ROC team.

Tariff Calculator 

The below tool is an Excel spreadsheet that allows for the easy conversion of Occupied Bed Days (OBD's) into the mandated currency of Weighted Bed Days (WBD's). Please click on the 'Tariff Calculator' link beow to open the Excel spreadsheet and please do contact the UK ROC team should you have any questions.

Tarrif Calculator

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