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Ophthalmic Payments. National User Group Meeting 21 st February 2013. Ophthalmic Payments Service. Central Ophthalmic Payments system continues as usual from 1 st April 2013 NHS Connecting for Health Including Systems and Service Delivery Lift & Shifted into HSCIC.

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ophthalmic payments

Ophthalmic Payments

National User Group Meeting

21st February 2013

ophthalmic payments service
Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • Central Ophthalmic Payments system continues as usual from 1st April 2013
  • NHS Connecting for Health
    • Including Systems and Service Delivery
    • Lift & Shifted into HSCIC
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Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • The central Ophthalmic Payments system will continue to operate using PCT organisational structures
    • NHS CB approved
    • Minimising risk
    • Minimal change
  • No PCT migrations
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Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • From 1st April 2013 the NHS CB Area Teams & their Primary Care Support teams will process GOS claims using the central Ophthalmic Payments system
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Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • Your monthly payment processing will remain unchanged, i.e.; creating new payment cycles, defining cut-off dates and payments dates remain under your control
  • Payment made by the Integrated Single Financial Environment
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Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • Practices using eGOS will continue to operate unchanged
  • User access remains unchanged
    • Ophthalmic administration tool to assist with user requests
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Ophthalmic Payments Service
  • The Ophthalmic Payment’s Bulletin Board will be updated to show software changes and any ophthalmic service information
  • An FAQ will be published soon, to cover transition, ISFE, Area Teams etc
  • NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) have been awarded the contract to make GP and Optical payments from 1st April 2013
  • This service is being referred to as the Integrated Single Financial Environment - ISFE
  • ISFE covers all English GPs and Optical contractors
  • Each contractor will be allocated a unique Vendor Site Reference (VSR) Number provided by ISFE
  • Plan to update VSR Number electronically within ophthalmic system by 22nd March for matching contractors
  • Implementation date is 23rd March 2013 for both Ophthalmics & GP payments
  • All optical payments on or after 23rd March 2013 will be made using ISFE
  • Removal of the 20 local enhanced service codes from 23rd March 2013
  • Removal of enhanced service types not supported by ISFE from 23rd March 2013
    • Unsupported services to be confirmed by ISFE by 22nd March 2013
    • Fees & unpaid claims to be removed by the Ophthalmic Payments team from 23rd March 2013
  • All optical payments on or after 23rd March 2013 will be made using ISFE
  • No other payment route possible for English opticians
  • On-line help updated
  • ISFE support line available (TBC)
  • Welsh LHBs are not affected at all and continue to make payments as normal
    • Exeter BACS
    • External ledger
isfe changes required in ophthalmic system
ISFE Changes required in Ophthalmic System
  • Add the VSR Number on the contractor details screen
  • Generate statements will only create statements when each contractor, within the PCTs assigned into the selected payment cycle, has been allocated their VSR number
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ISFE Changes required in Ophthalmic System
  • Transfer to Exeter BACS facility unavailable to PCTs
  • Produce the ISFE payment file
  • All BACS transfer switches for PCT organisations and PCT contractors will be set to NO and access removed
isfe changes in ophthalmic system
ISFE Changes in ophthalmic system
  • Removal of 20 local enhanced service types & fees
  • Removal of unsupported enhanced service types, fees & unpaid claims
  • Removal of ‘other’ adjustments
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ISFE Changes in ophthalmic system
  • No other payment route possible for English opticians from 23rd March 2013
isfe interface payment file
ISFE Interface Payment File
  • Access restricted to Local Administrator, Operator & Claim User roles only
  • ISFE interface file is not protected and it’s security is the responsibility of the Area Team
isfe file transfer
ISFE File Transfer
  • Upload to ISFE via website
  • User must be registered
  • Confirmation of email sent to user once ISFE receive payment file
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ISFE File Transfer
  • Errors reported back to sender via email
  • Corrected within ISFE
  • ISFE manual payments available but requires approval
area team details
Area Team Details
  • Update the name and address details accordingly for your responsible organisations
    • PCT
    • Payment Authority / Agency
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Area Team Reports
  • User access
    • Users wishing to access the Area Team Reporting module will need to register their interest by contacting our National Helpdesk (0845 371 3671) while we develop a new authentication process for such requests
gos fees 2013 2014
GOS Fees 2013/2014
  • England
    • Voucher values should be available from 1st April 2013
    • Sight test & domiciliary fees are currently being negotiated
  • Wales - TBC
gos regulations for english performers
GOS Regulations for English Performers
  • Uniform List Number has been removed
  • Replaced by Professional Registration Number
    • GOC Number
    • GMC Number
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GOS Regulations for English Performers
  • GOC/GMC number will be updated to become a linked field, like the Performer’s Uniform List Number
  • Performer’s Uniform List Number will remain as a linked field
pension changes
Pension Changes
  • New Pension Tiers from 1st April 2013
electronic links
Electronic Links
  • Accredited Suppliers, Pilots & Electronic Links Activity
    • There is a link, called national availability & pilots, now available on the Ophthalmic Payments Bulletin Board showing latest eGOS activity and pilot information
    • https://nww.openexeter.nhs.uk/nhsia/opthelp/Ophthalmics/eng/ECActivity.html
electronic links egos
Electronic Links (eGOS)
  • Activity Details
    • 371 active stores
      • 247 Specsavers stores
      • 89 practices using the Optix system
      • 24 Vision Express stores use Ocuco
      • 11 Independents
    • 122 PCT/LHBs over 53 payment agencies
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Electronic Links (eGOS)
  • Claim Volumes from May 2007
    • 7,158,590 GOS 1
    • 4,622 GOS 3
    • 849 GOS 4
    • 3 GOS 5
    • 52 GOS 6
practice wishing to use links
Practice wishing to use links
  • Check for accredited supplier at the practice (using activity page)
    • If yes, follow usual activation process found on the Bulletin Board
    • If no, then pass on the URL for the NHS CfH Ophthalmic payments electronic links website & ask the practice to forward it to their system supplier
    • http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/ssd/prodserv/ecophthalmics