Payment timetable and deadline tracker

Payment timetable and deadline tracker

PSNC has created a payment timetable and deadline tracker to assist community pharmacy contractors with checking and claiming payments for services including the Covid-19 Costs, Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2,C-19 lateral flow device distribution service, Pandemic Delivery Service, GP Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS),Discharge Medicines Service, Covid-19 vaccinations and Hepatitis C testing service. 

The table below outlines payments for different services providing details of any claim deadlines (where applicable), how to claim, timing of payments, payment amounts and how these payments will appear on the Schedule of Payments.

Payment type Claim method
(deadline to claim for payment)
Payment due Payment amount How payment will appear on the Schedule of Payments under section of ‘Details of other amounts authorised’
COVID-19 Costs
(incurred between 1 March 2020 – 31 March 2021 for the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services)
Claim form on NHSBSA website – available from 5th July  (deadline to submit claim is 11:59pm on 15th August)
1st October

Contractors can claim for the following:

1. Additional staff costs due to COVID-19

2. Costs incurred to make premises COVID-19 secure

3. IT and communication costs to support home working and virtual patient contact; and

4. Notified closures for infection control purposes (maximum 14 days)

Reimbursement will appear as: ‘Reimbursement of Covid-19 costs’


Adjustment will appear as:
‘Reimbursement of Covid-19 costs adj’


Recovery will appear as:
‘Recovery of 20/21 Covid-19 Cash Advance’

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service
MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month) Appropriate payments, will correspond to the weekly reporting cycle, on the same payment date as other payments for NHS Pharmaceutical Services
Monthly – service currently extended until 29th August £1.50 + VAT Service fee per transaction ‘COVID Testing Kit’
COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service Set-Up Fee MYS One-off payment £250 + VAT ‘COVID Test Kit Set up Fee’
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)* Automatic Monthly

Self-isolating patients only (from 1st April 2021 onwards) as confirmed by NHS Test and Trace (for the 10-day self-isolation period). This service will continue until 23:59 on 30th September
Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pandemic Delivery Service (Advanced service)* MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month)
Monthly – service currently extended until 30th September for all people notified of the need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (for the 10-day self-isolation period) living in England £6 (including VAT) per delivery Payment will be listed as ‘Additional advance payment’ under section titled ‘Summary of Payment Amounts’
Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)
MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month)
Monthly £14 (no VAT applicable) for each completed referral ‘CPCS Remuneration Payment’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) MYS
Note: DMS commenced on 15th February 2021
Monthly – the first service payment is due on 30th April for any claims submitted in February (after 15th) ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
COVID-19 vaccinations MYS Monthly
(First payments will be made on 1st April)

£12.58 is paid for each vaccination given

Additional £10.00 payment per vaccine for housebound and care home patients.

‘Covid Vaccine Claim’
Hepatitis C testing service MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month after completion of a test)
Monthly in the same payment month as other payments for NHS Pharmaceutical Services £36 per test performed ‘Hep C Provision of Testing Service’
Hepatitis C Point of Care Test (POCT) kit MYS
(by the 5th day of the following month after completion of a test)
Monthly in the same payment month as other payments for NHS Pharmaceutical Services Cost of the POCT kit at manufacturer’s list price + VAT ‘Hep C Test Kit Reimbursement’

*Excludes distance -selling pharmacies

Services where the claim deadline has expired

Payment type Payment due Payment amount How payment will appear on the Schedule of Payments under section of ‘Details of other amounts authorised’
CPCS –GP referral pathway engagement and set up Payments will depend on when the claim is submitted by a contractor and processed and verified by the NHSBSA. £300 ‘GP Referral Pathway Engagement Fee’
COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device Distribution Service Early Sign-Up Fee Registrations made from 29th March – 31st March will be paid on the March 2021 Schedule of Payments for payment date 1st June 2021. Registrations made from 1st – 18th April will be paid on the April 2021 Schedule of Payments on payment date 1st July 2021. £200 + VAT Early sign-up fee (providing contractor has signed up before 11:59pm on 18th April 2021) COVID Test Kit Registration Fee
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)*

Monthly

For all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in England, the service will continue until 23:59 on 31 March

Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pandemic Delivery Service (Essential service)* Monthly – service extended until 31st March for all clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) patients living in England

Payment bands up to end of February 2021

Paid on the same line as ‘Transitional Payment’. It will show as a total figure
Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) 2020/21 Part 2 1st April The funding will be divided between qualifying pharmacies based on the number of points they have achieved up to a maximum £96 per point. Each point will have a minimum value of £48, based on all pharmacy contractors achieving maximum points. Visit www.psnc.org.uk/pqs for further information. ‘Total of other amounts authorised’
Discharge Medicines Service (DMS) set up fee 1st April £400 ‘Discharge Medicine Review Fee’
PPE claims (standard) Payments will depend on when the claim is submitted by a contractor and processed and verified by the NHSBSA. November 2020 Schedule of Payments due to be paid 1st February 2021 is the first available Schedule to include payments for PPE ‘PPE Claims’
PPE claims (exceptional) As above Depends on amounts claimed ‘PPE Claims’

Further Resources

Monthly payments

Factsheet: Using Your Schedule of Payments to Monitor Performance



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