Certain fees are payable in association with the supply of certain appliances.

Are you claiming for what you are entitled to? Have you considered these fees when dispensing prescriptions for appliances? 

Are you endorsing your appliance prescriptions correctly for reimbursement? 

This tariff tip is not applicable to contractors in Scotland 

For England and Wales 

These fees are outlined in Part IIIA Professional fees (Pharmacy Contractors).

ApplianceFee PayableEndorsement
Elastic Hosiery (Compression Hosiery) requiring measurement ‘measured and fitted’ £2.60 MF
Trusses requiring measurement ‘measured and fitted’ £2.60 MF
Para stomal garments (belts and girdles) (where size is not indicated in the Drug Tariff ) requiring measurement ‘measured and fitted’ £2.60 MF
Home delivery of Part IXA qualifying items** (excluding catheter kits and intermittent self-catheters) £3.40 NONE REQUIRED
Home delivery of all items in Part IXB and IXC £3.40 NONE REQUIRED
Home delivery of catheter kits and intermittent self-catheters £9.30 NONE REQUIRED

**Part IXA (qualifying items) include: catheters (urinary and urethral), laryngectomy and tracheostomy, catheter accessories, catheter maintenance solutions, anal irrigation system, vacuum pumps and constrictor rings for erectile dysfunction, and wound drainage pouches. 

For Northern Ireland 

These fees are outlined in the General Notes of the tariff.

ApplianceFee PayableEndorsement
Elastic Hosiery (Compression Hosiery) requiring measurement 15% of the gross ingredient cost MF
Trusses requiring measurement 15% of the gross ingredient cost MF

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