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Methadone oral liquid

For all prescriptions (FP10 MDA or FP10) where methadone oral liquid is prescribed you will be paid:
  • The Single activity and CD fee for each interaction / instalment you dispense to the patient as specified in the prescriber’s instruction e.g. where a prescription covers 14 days but the patient collects the medicine once per week, you will receive two professional fees and two CD fees.
  • You can claim a fee for each dose packaged above the number of times the medicine was dispensed. You need to claim this fee by endorsing the item ‘PD’ plus the number of doses separately packaged minus the number of times the medicine has been dispensed to the patient (an interaction with the patient where oral liquid methadone has been supplied).
  • An item level fee is also payable to recognize the extra work involved in dispensing methadone oral liquid (this fee will only be paid once per prescription).
All the fees are given in Part IIIA of the Drug Tariff. Click here for the latest version.
 

All other items prescribed on a FP10MDA

For all other items prescribed on a FP10MDA, such as Buprenorphine, you will receive the Single activity fee and CD fee (if applicable) for each interaction / instalment you dispense to the patient as specified in the prescriber’s instruction:
  • If the prescriber requests an instalment on the 24th, 27th, 29th, 1st, 4th and 6th then 6 fees will be paid.
     
  • If the prescriber requests an instalment on the 2nd for 700ml in advance and an instalment on the 9th for 700ml in advance, 2 fees would be paid.
You will not be paid additional fees for supply in advance or to package in daily dose containers.


Multiple strengths of the same drug / presentation

If two strengths of the same drug are prescribed on the same FP10 MDA prescription, e.g. Subutex 2mg / 0.5mg and 8mg / 2mg, a Single activity fee and a CD fee will be payable per strength, per interaction / instalment.

 
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