Quality Improvements in General Practice — implementation of the Practice Incentives Program

This measure modifies the 2016-17 Budget measure ‘Quality Improvement in General Practice - simplification of the practice incentive program’.

Information update: This Budget measure is not subject to the passage of legislation.

Description of the measure

This measure modifies the 2016-17 Budget measure ‘Quality Improvement in General Practice - simplification of the practice incentive program’. This new measure will start 1 May 2018.

The new measure will introduce a new Quality Improvement (QI) incentive into the Practice Incentives Program (PIP). The new QI incentive aims to improve:

  • access to care
  • detection and management of chronic conditions, and
  • quality, safety, performance and accountability.

General practices eligible to participate in the PIP can apply for the QI incentive from 1 May 2018. The practice must commit to:

  • quality improvement activities, and
  • sharing de-identified general practice data. This will be against agreed measures.

Some PIP incentive payments will also cease on 30 April 2018. These will be for Asthma, Cervical Screening, Diabetes, Aged Care Access and Quality Prescribing.

This measure will not impact on the Indigenous Health Incentive Program within PIP.

Questions and answers

Whom does this measure affect?

This measure affects eligible PIP practices.

What date will this measure start and finish?

This measure will start 1 May 2018 and is ongoing.

Page last updated: 10 May 2017

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