This sounds great in principle - we are to be paid for "patient interactions" and not for putting the medication into measured bottles.
We have been told that the swings will equal the roundabouts; and that the total remuneration for methadone dispensing remains about the same.
The devil, however, is in the detail...opponents to this simplification have noted that the fees you will receive from July 1st may be significantly lower than you currently receive - if you are fortunate to dispense in daily dose bottles in advance.
There is a lot of chatter around at the moment about this; and contractors are doing the maths - and many that have invested significantly in their methadone service think that they will lose thousands of pounds a month. There has been a calculator published by East Riding & Hull LPC - which we have hosted on our site. I urge you to use it, and let us know how you think you will be affected by these changes...