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Quality and Efficiency Payment – Criteria Change

Wednesday, August 8, 2018


As of the 1st of September, there are changes to the criteria for achieving the Quality and Efficiency Payment as detailed in the Circular Amendments to the Drug Tariff In Respect of Remuneration Arrangements which was issued on 29/06/2018. 

Prior to this, the electronic claim rate required to achieve the Quality and Efficiency criteria is 90% of AMS (barcoded prescriptions) and does not require care home, instalment and stoma claims to be sent electronically. 

However, as of the 1st September this criteria is changing to include all care home, instalment and stoma claims with the percentage rate being revised to 80% to accommodate this change in practice.

We would like to support you in achieving this for the future so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Pharmacy Services team on 0131 466 3540.