Jonathan Ashworth MP for Leicester South asked the Secretary of State for Health, what role accountable care organisations will play in the NHS; and whether all accountable care organisations will be exempted from VAT.
David Mowat, MP for Warrington South and Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) replied:
Through the development of Sustainability and Transformation Plans, local health and care systems are developing new ways working together to improve the outcomes for the populations they serve. Many systems are looking at developing accountable ‘population health’ focused models of care, in which a provider or the system as a whole takes accountability for the resources and care quality of a defined population. Some new care model vanguards developing multispecialty community providers and integrated primary and acute care collaborations are developing along these lines.
The VAT rules that will apply to new care models and accountable care organisations are set by HM Revenue and Customs and are the same as those that apply to all other organisations.