ECCA responds to CQC consultation on fees for providers from 2012

Posted on May 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

While welcoming the decision not to increase registration fees further for providers in 2012 and to reduce the fees in the lowest band for adult social care providers without accommodation, the English Community Care Association (ECCA) says it still feels that the fees scheme for adult social care needs refining.
ECCA chief executive Martin Green said many of ECCA’s concerns from the original fees consultation last year had not been addressed for 2012.
“Many adult social care providers saw huge increases in fees last year particularly care homes of more than 60 beds and yet there is no move to help providers through payment by instalments and adult social care providers providers, we believe, pay relatively more than the NHS,” said Mr Green.
“We welcome CQC’s acknowledgement of our views that their fees policy should be able to incentivise quality. However, the details are sketchy as to ho

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