PHBChoices and CCGs
PHBCHOICES AND CCGs
PHBChoices shifts the focus from the administration and management of PHBs to care and health outcomes.
The care marketplace offers many benefits to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), but most importantly greater visibility, control, compliance, governance and auditability. PHBChoices enables both cash releasing and cost avoidance opportunities for CCGs. By combining all the activities into one care marketplace, it reduces the administrative burden of managing the process therefore freeing up clinical staff's time and helping CCGs reach their personalisation targets agreed with NHS England.
PHBChoices is fully integrated with the Integrated Single Financial Environment (ISFE) meaning funds stay in the CCG bank accounts until such time payment is approved by the budget holder which results in a direct transfer of funds from the CCG to the supplier. This reduces the need to send working capital and other funds to third parties and the requirement to then audit these organisations.
PHBCHOICES FEATURES AND BENEFITS
A complete integrated and personalised membership solution for health and social care - Whilst at the same time supporting the national choice agenda, people can manage all the systems, processes and suppliers in once place, including time and attendance, payroll, audit and so forth.
A scalable solution that benefits from efficiencies generated using online technologies - The care marketplace means that more and more PHB holders and suppliers can be added to the system without incurring mounting costs.
Improving governance and compliance giving visibility, transparency and control - The system can give assurance across each and every part of the process allowing CCGs to report on all aspects of financial, operational, regulatory and legislative risk.
Simplifies cash flow and payments - by having the process online the system simplifies the banking process and guarantees payment in seven days. Plus it provides cash releasing savings of 25 - 30%.
Audit and reporting - the system makes it easier to report and audit all aspects of process to highlight misappropriation and any misconduct.