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The Market Forces Factor and its use in the National Tariff

The Market Forces Factor (MFF) is an estimate of unavoidable cost differences between healthcare providers, based on their geographical location. Each NHS organisation an individual MFF value.

MFF values for the 2017 to 2019 National Tariff Payment System (2017/19 NTPS) have not been updated. Values for 2016/17 have been rolled forward unless providers have undergone either a merger or dissolution before the start of the 2017/18 financial year.

-         Annex C: Market Forces Factor Calculations Model(2016-17)

         -        Guidance on the market forces factor: A supporting document for the 2017 to 2019 National Tariff Payment System

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