Personally Administered Items (PAI) are the drugs, medicines and devices purchased by the practice and used on patients, for which the practice is reimbursed. The practice is paid 'NHS Basic Price' for the item, along with a 'Dispensing Fee'. The income appears within Open Exeter as a 'Prescribing Drugs' payment.
PAIs are identified in the Drug Tariff and also the 'Dictionary of Medicines and Devices'. In total, there are over 3,000 claimable items. Therefore we recommend that practices prepare a list of the 30-40 that are relevant for their practice. To do this:
To help we have provided the complete list of all the PAIs from the DM+D, as well as a summary of the common items.
Note: the data is from the DM+D database and we cannot take responsibility for its accuracy. The DM+D data is updated weekly and so may have changed since this list was created.
Knowing what is claimable is important, but in our experience most of the income that is missed is from the common items everyone knows. If you are concerned about your PAI management processes, get in touch.