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Direct Payments for Healthcare, HFMA, 2012

Direct Payments for Healthcare, HFMA, 2012

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A report by Simon Stockton of Groundswell Partnership for the Healthcare Financial Management Association: Direct Payments for Healthcare.
A report by Simon Stockton of Groundswell Partnership for the Healthcare Financial Management Association: Direct Payments for Healthcare.

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Shaping healthcare fnance
Direct Paymentsfor Healthcare
Practical Guide
Published by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA),Albert House, 111 Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AX
(44) 0117 929 4789
(44) 0117 929 4844
ino@hma.org.uk  This guide has been produced by members o the HFMA’s CommissioningFinance Group working closely with the Department o Health’s personal healthbudget pilot sites. The drating was carried out by Simon Stockton o GroundswellPartnership and the editor was Anna Green.Cover design was undertaken by YZDESIGNS, setting by Academic + Technical Typesetting and printing by ESP Colour Ltd. The NHS is always changing and developing – this edition refects the structuresand processes in place in September 2012. We are keen to obtain eedback onways in which the content, style and layout can be improved to better meet theneeds o its users. Please orward your comments to ino@hma.org.uk or to theaddress above.While every care has been taken in the preparation o this publication, thepublishers and authors cannot in any circumstances accept responsibility orerrors or omissions, and are not responsible or any loss occasioned to any personor organisation acting or reraining rom action as a result o any material within it.© Healthcare Financial Management Association 2012. All rights reserved. The copyright o this material and any related press material eaturing on thewebsite is owned by Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).No part o this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system ortransmitted in any orm or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopy,recording or otherwise without the permission o the publishers.Enquiries about reproduction outside o these terms should be sent to thepublishers at ino@hma.org.uk or posted to the above address.ISBN 978-1-904624-75-2
Practical Guide: Direct Payments for HealthcareContents
Foreword Page 2Acknowledgements Page 3Executive summary Page 4Introduction Page 51. What are direct payments? Page 62. Other ways of delivering personal health budgets Page 83. How to cost direct payments Page 94. How direct payments for healthcare can be spent Page 115. Integrating direct payments between health and social care Page 156. Monitoring and reviewing direct payments Page 167. The role of direct payment support services Page 198. Concluding thoughts Page 21Appendices Page 22i. Example personal health budget team nancial process Page 22ii. A checklist for what must be included in a care or support plan Page 23iii. Example healthcare direct payment contract Page 24

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