iQ PBC Data & Budget Manager enables Practices, Consortiums and PCTs to monitor referral and discharge information for episodes of secondary care.
It compares this information to the National Tariff, automatically reconciles the data quality (correct HRG codes) against the secondary care charges and then highlights any discrepancies e.g. incorrect NHS number / excess bed days / non elective vs. elective etc.
Specialist clinical knowledge is not required as it uses a sophisticated mapping mechanism which translates common descriptive medical terminology into charge codes (HRG and Clinic Codes.) It significantly reduces the task of validation.
Whilst NHS budgets will increase over the next two years the DH and Government have stated that productivity and increased efficiency will be the priority target going forward. These objectives will be impossible without accurate quality and financial information which is essential to all PBC activity.