Care England preps providers for fee negotiations with new database

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Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has announced the launch of its Market Intelligence Information (MINT) database.

CEO Professor Martin Green said the database will enable members to have crucial data at their finger tips when discussing fees or quality with local authorities or CCGs.

MINT features a range of data and links information from FOI requests, private and publicly available data sources.
It is searchable by local authority and CCG, by parliamentary constituency, care provider, post code and group name and will produce reports by authority, search or advanced search criteria.

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Green said: “MINT is tailor made for our members allowing them to be forewarned and thus forearmed.
“MINT will help providers prepare for conversations and negotiations as they need to be au fait with their local markets in order to provide a basis for informed decisions. MINT is part of a raft of membership benefits that help providers operate to their optimum ability.”

At the Future of Care Conference last week, Green highlighted 2020 as the year of opportunity for social care.

He explained that providers and local authorities should use the next 12 months to rethink the way they deliver care, by responding to individual needs in innovative and creative ways.

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  1. I could not agree more. Integrated care depends on putting the service user’s needs first. Generated data needs reviewing to evidence outcome based care – something Councils are not always great at for many legitimate reasons I am sure.
    There is a huge gap between how the service user experiences ‘integrated’ care and the so called ‘outcome based’ person-centred policies designed to put that service user first. It will never be closed if appropriate data is not analysed effectively.
    I have read so many times about the integration of the NHS and Social Care and how evidence does not support financial benefits.Really? Why?
    Lets collaborate with TEC projects that use data and evidence work that puts service users at the centre whilst evidencing cost savings to the statutory services.

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