PIP Procedural GP Payment guidelines

An incentive to encourage general practitioners (GPs) in rural and remote areas to maintain local access to surgical, anaesthetic and obstetric services.

Eligibility & payment rates

About the PIP Procedural GPs

Procedural GPs provide non-referred procedural services that in urban areas would normally be a specific referral based specialty.

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To be eligible for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Procedural GP Payment, your practice must meet PIP and other criteria.

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Payment and requirements

The Procedural GP Payment has 4 tiers of payments.

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When we make payments

The quarterly PIP payment advice for the February and August payments will show which GP provided the procedural service and the payment amount.

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How to apply

You can apply for the Procedural GP Payment online or by form.

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Your obligations

To be eligible for payments under the PIP Procedural GP Payment, your practice must meet certain obligations.

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Rights of review

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) has a review of decision process.

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Withdrawing from the Procedural GP Payment

Practices need to let us know if they want to withdraw from the Procedural GP Payment.

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The Department of Health conducts program audits to check practices are complying with the PIP eligibility requirements for payments including the Procedural GP Payment.

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PIP definitions

Some terms used in the Practice Incentives Program have specific meanings.

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These guidelines are for information purposes and provide the basis upon which PIP payments are made.

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Contact the Incentive Programs for more information.

Page last updated: 8 January 2019