Best Practice Tariff (BPT)

NHS Improvement and NHS England published details of the tariff arrangements for 2016-17. Changes in April 2017 for 2017-2019 have no effect on the relationship between JAG accreditation and tariff.

An endoscopy unit's JAG accreditation status informs the tariff level for the unit.

BPT Level

Accreditation Status

Description

Level 1 - full tariff

Assessed: criteria met

The service has been assessed either by a peer visit, or by review of the annual report card, and has met all of the JAG accreditation standards and is accredited for one year

Assessed: improvements required - level 1

The service has been assessed either by a peer visit or annual report card and does not currently meet all the JAG accreditation standards.

Award of JAG accreditation is deferred to allow the service to address issues identified. This status may also be applied to services that submit a non-compliant self-assessment in the GRS census, or if the service provides information that indicates that not all of the standards required for accreditation are being met.

Accreditation must be achieved by a reassessment within an agreed timescale (usually six months) to retain BTP Level 1 status.

Level 2 - 2.5% reduction in tariff

Assessed: improvements required - level 2

The service has been assessed and does not currently meet all of the JAG accreditation standards.

The service has provided evidence to the JAG of progress in addressing issues identified at a peer visit.

Not assessed: visit pending

The service has not previously been accredited by the JAG and has a confirmed assessment date

Or

The service has previously failed to be accredited by the JAG and has a confirmed assessment date.

Level 3 - 5% reduction in tariff

Assessed: accreditation not awarded

The service has been assessed either by peer visit or annual report card, but did not meet the JAG accreditation standards within the maximum time allowed to address the issues identified.

Not assessed

The service has not been assessed by the JAG and does not currently have an agreed assessment date.

 

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