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NHS Dental and Orthodontic Practices Year-End Reconciliation Letters Now Available

Author: Tom Slevin ACA Bsc., Associate, Morris & Co

Published: 13 Aug 2021

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The 2020/21 year-end reconciliation letters are now available for dental and orthodontic practice providers on COMPASS within the reporting section.

The year-end reconciliation letters for 2020/21 show the abatement due for 1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 (payable over three months), whether the practice has been credited with the full 75% UDA/UOA achievement for quarters 1 to 3 and a table reconciling the quarter 4 UDA/UOA activity with the reduced target, as well as details of any UDA/UOA over/under performance carried forward to the 2021/22 contract year.

A common issue seen are carried forward UDAs/UOAs from 2019/20 not being included on the report in the necessary box. In most instances, the carried forward UDAs/UOAs into 2021/22 is calculated correctly and takes into account the carried forward UDAs/UOAs from 2019/20. However, in some instances, the figure for carried forward UDAs/UOAs into 2021/22 is incorrect, resulting in the practice then having to perform more UDAs/UOAs in 2021/22.

Some Urgent Dental Centres (UDCs) have also seen errors on their reports.

Providers have 28 days from receipt of the letter to notify the NHS if any of the details in the letter are incorrect.

*The views expressed are the author’s and not ICAEW’s.