PDA

View Full Version : PPA reimbursement


adrianMP
04-07-2006, 02:47 PM
we are a non-dispensing practice and submit scripts for joint injections, depot provera etc to the PPA every month. The reimbursement schedule is helpful, but only for total spends, is there any way of working out if any particular drug has been reimbursed. It would be nice to know that all the scripts were paid for by the PPA, especially the zoladex ones as they are so expensive. can you ask for a receipt?

IreneL
08-08-2006, 04:54 PM
It's worth keeping a spreadsheet detailing the presriptions you are claiming for each month, i.e. 3 zoladex, 10 depos, etc. and their cost + dispensing fees (less the assumed discount). That way you can work out almost to within a pound or 2 how much you should receive each month. If there is a discrepancy, you can get a detailed breakdown from the PPA.

laura
11-08-2006, 03:44 PM
we are a non-dispensing practice and submit scripts for joint injections, depot provera etc to the PPA every month. The reimbursement schedule is helpful, but only for total spends, is there any way of working out if any particular drug has been reimbursed. It would be nice to know that all the scripts were paid for by the PPA, especially the zoladex ones as they are so expensive. can you ask for a receipt?
As far as I am aware there is no way that you can ascertain exactly what has been re-imbursed the only way to check is if the number of items you have submitted matches the items paid for any not re-imbursed will be sent back to you

Gordon
26-09-2006, 11:06 PM
We have been checking ours for a while now and there seems to be many months when this does not tally up at all, ie we send 15 scripts PPA say there is 18, up to now it seems to favour the practice marginally but this has turned a spot check into a monthly admin job.

Duncan McGrath
27-09-2006, 10:58 AM
I agree with previous comments that it is possible to calculate the re-imbursement but it does take time. If you ring the PPA they will (sometimes reluctantly) give you the breakdown. However, there appears to be a lack of transparency here, is there a mood to ask the PPA to send us a monthly return with a breakdown of their calculations, they could surely do this electronically and they obviously have the information? Or perhaps we could ask for password protected access to a web site so that we could access only our own information, it's not rocket science!?

Jerry Cooke
17-11-2006, 04:34 PM
Have you ont got access to the PPA website? (electronic Prescribing & Financial Information for Practices (ePFIP) - web site
www.epact.ppa.nhs.uk/systems/pop.htm

This is quite useful for reviewing what you have submitted and you can get reports by drug.

mjwalker
06-02-2007, 12:59 PM
Do you have a list of the drugs? Or how you go about doing this?
Thanks
Mayy

Isobelwells
21-02-2007, 04:25 PM
You need to register for access to the ePACT website (helpdesk 0191 203 5050) and then you get a user name & password. Then click on the orange circle to enter the ePFIP site's portal.

Under the heading "Documents you can view" click on PDPI which gives you a series of fields to select the report you want.

For the fields shown, select the following:

Select Period..............Choose the month you want
Select Prescriber..........Practice code
Select Chapter.............All chapters
Select level..................Presentation (defaults to BNF)
Prescribing type............Total
Presc or dispensing........Catalogue of Dispensing (defaults to Prescribing)
Type of catalogue..........Full detailed
Order by ......................Prescriber (defaults to BNF)

You'll get a complete list of all your PA drugs that you're being reimbursed for, complete with quantities and costs. If you're a dispensing practice like us, you can use it to separate your dispensed and PA income and dispensing fees.

Hope this helps

Isobel

mjwalker
23-02-2007, 09:34 AM
Great thank!
This place is such a useful resource.
:D