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Access the schedule close dates and prior approval timescales

Published on 16 May 2022

The information below highlights payment dates, cut-off dates for claim submission and details of any additional payments.

April (paid May 2022)

  • eDental and eOrthodontic: Tuesday 3 May 5pm
  • Payment date: Friday 20 May

GP21a’s must be received by Tuesday 3 May at 5pm and we will aim to process these for the March paid April schedule.

We cannot carry out any changes within the payment system including resigning or setting up new list numbers, carrying out bulk transfers, adjustments etc from Tuesday 3 May until after 10am on Wednesday 11 May, while the payment schedule is being processed.

March (paid April 2022)

  • eDental and eOrthodontic: Wednesday 30 March 5pm
  • Payment date: Wednesday 20 April

GP21a’s must be received by 30 March 2022 and we will aim to process these for the March paid April schedule.

We cannot carry out any changes within the payment system including resigning or setting up new list numbers, carrying out bulk transfers, adjustments etc from Thursday 31 March 2022 until after 10am on Monday 11 April 2022, while the payment schedule is being processed.

Prior approval timescales

The information below details the submission dates we are currently reviewing for prior approvals.

General prior approval

  • Awaiting Dental Adviser review: 4 May 2022
  • Awaiting Prior Approval Officer review: 13 May 2022

Orthodontic prior approval cases received 1 March 2022

  • Awaiting Dental Adviser review: 24 March 2022
  • Awaiting Prior Approval Officer (PAO) review: 11 May 2022
  • Awaiting Physical evidence 24 March 2022

Orthodontic prior approval cases outstanding prior to 1 March 2022

Number of cases outstanding

• 28 March 2022 - 5118

• Cases cleared by 5 April 2022 - 5118

• Cases outstanding by 7 April 2022 - 0