How are estimated PHBs and Integrated Budgets calculated?
We have spent the last 10 years developing and refining a tool and associated algorithm which provides the best possible budgetary estimates for people with CHC-eligible needs or social care needs. The data items used by the algorithm are the same regardless of who is providing the funding, enabling a smooth and clear transition between these services.
For integrated budgets, our algorithm provides a needs-based method of apportioning funding fairly between health and social care. For PHBs outside CHC, we provide additional algorithms for Section 117 funded care and outcomes-based PHBs in mental health, learning disabilities and long-term conditions such as diabetes and COPD.
Within our digital platform, estimated amounts for PHBs or integrated budgets are generated literally at the click of a button once the relevant information on needs, outcomes and family support has been captured.