Payment By Recovery
Payment by Recovery or Payment by Results is a way of funding NHS care. It is being introduced to mental health trusts, including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2012/13.
Payment By Recovery is a familiar concept because it has been used in acute healthcare for several years.
Payment by Recovery in mental health
As now referrals will be made by GPs or sometimes by the individual themselves. The person will receive an assessment to determine their care needs. This will place them into a care cluster. Their care cluster will shape the treatment they receive through a care pathway. There are 21 clusters and associated care pathways.
The care pathways will ensure patients:
- see the right clinicians
- in the right order
- in the right place
- receive the right treatment at the right time
- get the right outcome.