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Electronic Transmission of Claims (ETC)

ETC Drug Tariff Requirements

ETC accredited PMR Systems

ETC – Frequently Asked Questions

As contractors will be aware, as stated in the Drug Tariff to receive the recurring connectivity payment of £200pcm as of 31 March 2018 they were required to have a system compliant with Phase 2 releases 1,2 and 3 (which includes the Electronic Transmission of Claims (ETC) service).
As of 1 April 2019 the Drug Tariff will also include the following requirements:
“From June 2019, compliance with phase 2, release 3 will be assessed against the percentage of ETC claim messages submitted for qualifying prescription items. Qualifying items are defined as those prescribed on a WP10 prescription containing a 2DRx barcode. In order to retain the IM&T allowance, each contractor must submit ETC claim messages to meet the following thresholds:
Date Qualifying items in monthly account
From 1 June 2019 40%
From 1 September 2019 55%
From 1 December 2019 70%
From 1 March 2020 80%