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

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’
Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22 – Aspiration payment
MYS (between 9am on 4th October 2021 and 11.59pm on 29th October 2021.)
1st December 2021 70% of the number of points within the band in which pharmacy contractors are placed (note that the maximum number of points is different for PCN leads and non PCN leads). The value of each point for the aspiration payment is set at £67.75 (i.e. the minimum value of a point for PQS 2021/22). ‘Pharmacy Quality Scheme’
Pharmacy Quality Scheme 2021/22
MYS (between 31st January 2022 (opens at 9am) and 25th February 2022 (closes at 11:59pm))
1st April 2022

Maximum value of £135.50 per point

Minimum value of £67.75 per point 

Points based system dependent on:

  • their total prescription volume in 2020/21*/**/***; and
  • whether they are a PCN lead or non-PCN lead.

NHSBSA has published a spreadsheet detailing the banding that pharmacies have been put into for PQS 2021/22.

‘Pharmacy Quality Scheme’
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

From 4th October 2021 onwards

£1.70 + an allowance for VAT per transaction – where a collect code has been provided

OR

£1.20 + an allowance for VAT per transaction using the anonymous collection route


Up until and including 3rd October

£1.50 + an allowance for VAT 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’
Hypertension case-finding service
MYS Monthly

£440 set-up fee (one-off payment)

£15 for each clinic check

£45 for each ambulatory monitoring

‘CVD Hypertension set up fee’

‘CVD Hypertension Incentive’

‘CVD Hypertension check and ABPM fee’

Flu Vaccination Service MYS Monthly £9.58 for each vaccine administered

‘Flu Remuneration Payment’ for fees

‘Flu Reimbursement Payment’ for the cost of the vaccines

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 31st March 2022
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 31st March 2022 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’
Appliance Use Review Service (AUR) End of month submission form (MYS or paper) Monthly

£25 –  AUR conducted on pharmacy premises

£54 – AUR carried out in a patient’s home

‘Appliance use reviews carried out at patients home’

‘Appliance use reviews carried out at premises’

under section titled ‘Prescription Fees’

New Medicines Service (NMS) End of month submission form (MYS or paper) Monthly Between £20 and £28 for each completed NMS provided depending on the total number of patients who receive the service in the month ‘New medicine service’ under section titled ‘Prescription Fees’
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’
COVID-19 Costs
(incurred between 1 March 2020 – 31 March 2021 for the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services)
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’

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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