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Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to reach agreement with orthopaedic hospitals on a national tariff structure for specialist treatments. (118561)

The payment by results tariff for 2007-08 has been agreed and was published on 11 December 2006. This includes arrangements for specialised treatments.

We have an on-going dialogue with specialist services providers and member of the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance, with the aim of agreeing more sustainable solutions for 2008-09 and beyond.

The Department will publish a consultation soon on the future of payment by results, which will explore ways of developing future tariffs and expanding payment by results to reflect specialist treatments.