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Document Appliance Contractor infrastructure payments, how are they calculated?

Infrastructure payments are calculated automatically using the following calculation table: 

 
Band identifier Number of Part IX prescription
items dispensed in one month
Infrastructure payment
A 1 – 10 £150.00 fixed
B 11 – 1,000 £13.60 per item
C 1,001 – 35,000 £2.40 per item
D 35,000 + £2.30 per item
 



 




If a batch has been processed, an Appliance Contractor will receive a minimum payment of £150.00. The total amount paid will be calculated using each band in the above table.
 
Examples 
  1. A contractor submits a batch of 7 prescription items. They will receive an infrastructure payment of £150.00
     
  2. A contractor submits a batch of 27,500 prescription items. They will receive and infrastructure payment of £77,200.40, calculated as follows:
    • Prescriptions 1 – 10                                                          = £     150.00
       
    • Prescriptions 11 – 1,000 (989 x £13.60)                       = £13,450.40
       
    • Prescriptions 1,001 – 27,500 (26,500 x £2.40)            = £63,600.00
Appliance contractors who have been added to the pharmaceutical list after June 2010 will only receive an infrastructure payment if they dispense at least 2,240 items per month, but will not be entitled to any payment for the items below this threshold. £2.40 will be paid for each item dispensed between 2,240 - 35,000 and £2.30 for each item above 35,000.
 
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