[PDF] Developing an episodic payment approach for mental health: detailed guidance

NHS England
NHS England;NHS Improvement
Publication date:
08 November 2016


This document supports local payment development and implementation of new local pricing rules for mental healthcare. 

An episodic payment approach is the payment of an agreed price for all the healthcare provided to a patient during an agreed time period – the episode. The price paid depends on the mental health condition a person is being treated for and any co-morbidities they may have.