Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set Overview

Introduction

The purpose of the Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set (DePLCM) is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly PATIENT level device Contract Monitoring data between all purchasers and Health Care Providers. This will ensure that device Contract Monitoring and reporting is consistent, comparable and fit for purpose across all commissioning Organisations.

The Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set is a PATIENT level report containing PATIENT identifiers relating to High Cost Tariff Excluded Devices. Its purpose is to substantiate and provide detail to the information contained within the Aggregate Contract Monitoring Data Set (ACM).

Scope

The scope of the Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set is all NHS-funded MEDICAL DEVICES not reimbursed through the National Tariff Payment System, as defined in the NHS Improvement National Tariff Payment System High Cost Devices list and any high cost devices not associated with a National Tariff, provided to PATIENTS for all NHS commissioners.

This covers:

Note that the totality of expenditure in the Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set must be equivalent to the aggregate monetary value shown relating to High Cost Tariff Excluded Devices in the Aggregate Contract Monitoring Data Set.

Submission

The Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set is submitted on a monthly basis to the respective Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) as nominated by each commissioning function in line with the dates documented in the data submission timetable within Schedule 6 of the NHS Standard Contract.

The completed monthly Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set should be transmitted using the NHS Digital Data Landing Portal (DLP).

For further information on the Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set, see the NHS England website at: Specialised Services Reporting Requirements.

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