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Practice Incentive Program

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) recognises general practices that provide comprehensive, quality care. Under the program, there are eight individual incentives that fall into three payment streams.

How does it work?

Practices that are successful in their application for the program will receive payments in addition to fees for service income. These payments are calculated on various factors that take into account things like practice size and patient demographics.

All payments (excluding teaching and procedural GP) are paid according to the Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent for the practice. This is the proportion of care provided to patients attending the practice during the reference period.

Medicare Australia automatically calculates a practice’s entitlement for payments based on information in the application form and subsequent amendments. In some cases, like when teaching medical students, practices need to supply additional information as it becomes available. Payments occur in February, May, August and November of each year.

To qualify for the program, practices must be accredited or working towards accreditation against the RACGP Standards for General Practices.

Learn more about who can qualify for the program.

What are the incentives?

  • After Hours Incentive
  • eHealth Incentive
  • General Practitioner Payment Aged Care Access Incentive
  • Indigenous Health Incentive
  • Procedural General Practitioner Payment
  • Quality Improvement Incentive
  • Rural Loading Incentive
  • Teaching Payment Incentive

 

Learn more about the incentives.

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For assistance with applying for the Practice Incentive Program, please contact us on 08 8982 1000 or submit an enquiry.

For assistance with applying for the Practice Incentive Program, please contact us on 08 8982 1000 or submit an enquiry.

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