Since not all pathways matched activity codes in the SRHAD and GUMCAD reports and some activities could not be uniquely identified by a single code and the possibility of double accounting might arise, it was decided that a Currency should only be paid for once in each patient visit and that an allowance should be made or factored to allow for the fact that several un-coded activities may also have been delivered.

Currencies were developed based on the following guidance:

  • Currencies should be clinically meaningful
  • They should contain similarly priced care pathways
  • They should be ‘manageable’ in number