EPS and advance payment timescales

EPS and advance payment timescales

Advance payment timescales: One month after the FP34C Form is submitted; pharmacy contractors receive an advance payment for prescriptions sent to the Pricing Authority with a deduction for prescription charges collected. One month later, once the prescriptions have been priced, pharmacy contractors receive the actual reimbursement for the prescriptions in question and the advance is recovered. See more on timing here.

Timescale for paper versus electronic: There is no change to this payment timescale with EPS R2. PSNC continues to hold the view that the Government should pay community pharmacies more quickly and hopes that in the long term, the efficiencies offered by the EPS to the Pricing Authority will translate into quicker payments for pharmacy contractors.

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