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Telehealth DES reporting requirements could lose practices money, GPC warns


We have also worked out the alcohol DES is not worth it. We are a large practice of nearly 20 000 patients. However, the alcohol DES would net us little over £2000 as it is based on new registrations based on £2.38 per patient. However, the work that would go into fulfilling the 'letter of this DES' would also likely be a loss making endeavour. Therefore, this looks like two DES' that are simply not worth it. By the way, this does not mean we will not offer support to heavy drinkers. We will continue to support them - it is just not worth screening and coding every new registration as we do not have the resources for this.

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23 Aug 2013

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