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The Casemix Service

The Casemix Service designs and refines classifications that are used by the English NHS to describe healthcare activity. These classifications underpin PbR from costing through to payment, and support local commissioning and performance management.

What is The Casemix Service?

The service develops clinical grouping methodologies and software products to support the NHS and Department of Health.

Healthcare Resource Groups are standard groupings of clinically similar treatments which use common levels of healthcare resource.


Why do we have The Casemix Service?

The service supports Payment by Results (PbR), as payment is linked to activity and adjusted for Casemix. This system ensures a fair and consistent basis for hospital funding, rather than being reliant on historic budgets and the negotiating skills of individual managers.


What are the benefits of The Casemix Service?

The service enables the NHS to:

  • support activity costing: to inform the national tariff setting processes
  • report patient activity information: to ensure that providers are paid for the services they deliver
  • provide information to support epidemiological studies and service planning.

Getting involved

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