Directly commissioned services reporting requirements

The introduction of an Aggregate Contract Monitoring (ACM) standard file format, for providers to use when submitting reports to specialised commissioners, will enable the interchange, in a uniform and consistent format, of monthly aggregate contract monitoring.

The Aggregate Contract Monitoring Guidance provides instructions to providers to enable a standardised population of the ACM (and its associated datasets) in order to achieve a nationally consistent method of reporting.

The receipt of uniform aggregate contract monitoring data at provider-level will allow more efficient national data processing, improved invoice validation and the production of local NHS England reports that will then feed in to a regional and national view.