• Exception Reporting
A patient can be excepted from QOF if for example they do not respond to 3 invites, decline a review or are on the end of life register. It is advised that this is done near the end of the financial year and that a comment is recorded to justify the reason they are excepted.
Please note: If you are exception reporting a patient, remember to also add the 'declined invitation to attend care planning appointment XabVB' read code to prevent them being sent further LTC invitations. This read code is in the red box on the 'Invitations' and 'Booking' tab on the LTC template.
To identify and exception report these patients, go to; Clinical Reporting > Ardens > Invitations | LTC Reviews > For Exception Reporting
When you open the patient's record, just click on the QOF Alert Action on the home screen to add the appropriate exemption codes. Please make sure you have set up the QOF Alert Actions so they open the appropriate Ardens QOF template.
On the patient home screen you should see any outstanding QOF alerts, like this Diabetes example below.
Clicking on the action link should open the relevant QOF template and you can see below, outlined in red, individual indicator exceptions or the bottom option is a high level register exception code. You will see the same exception coding setup for all other QOF disease register templates.
Alternatively, in the bottom right of the main LTC templates click on the QOF symbolto open this template.