We have just launched our QOF 2020-21 dashboard on Ardens Manager which will allow practices to start prioritising and monitoring QOF activity in both patient and monetary context.
The business rules for the QOF 2020-21 contract have not yet been released, however the majority of indicators remain the same.
The following indicators have been marked with a * to indicate that they do not reflect the new indicator wording and/or clinical codes and will be updated when the new business rules are released:
- AST001, AST002, AST003, AST004, COPD001, COPD002, COPD003, HF002, HF003, HF004
The following new indicators are not currently on Ardens Manager:
- The percentage of patients with heart failure on the register, who had a review in the preceding 12 months, including an assessment of functional capacity and a review of medication to ensure medicines optimisation at maximum tolerated doses (based on NM174)
- Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia indicator (18 points, 50-90% target range):
The percentage of patients with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia who have had an HbA1c or FPG test in the preceding 12 months
The dashboard highlights areas to ensure you gain the QOF income that you deserve.
✓ Target Patients
Target specific patient groups depending upon the value of each point.
✓ Task Staff
Task specific staff members to assign responsibility to ensure the QOF is completed.
QOF Indicator Reports
The QOF Indicator Reports identify the number of patients that you need to review to ensure that you reach the threshold to achieve maximum points and therefore income. These reports can be run and uploaded as frequently as you wish towards the end of the financial year.
Example of reports:
- AST002 I Variability or reveresibility recorded 3m before or after diagnosis
- AST003 I Review in last 12m
- AST004 I Smoking status recorded in last 12m
QOF Register Reports
The QOF Register Case Finder Reports identify patients who may have not had a diagnosis coded correctly for QOF (also known as data validation). This means that they never enter on to your QOF register (eg asthma, diabetes, etc), resulting in lost income. By increasing the prevalence of a disease at your surgery, you increase the amount of money per QOF point that you receive. This therefore results in a greater QOF income for your practice for this year and every year after. (Available on SystmOne only)
Examples of reports
- On Insulin but no Diabetes
- H/O Atrial Fibrillation but no Atrial fibrillation
- Coronary artery graft but no Coronary artery disease
The QOF Dashboard is now available on Ardens Manager and is included for free as part of all of the Ardens packages.