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 procedural GPs

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

Read more about procedural GPs

Eligibility

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

Read more about PIP Procedural GP Payment eligibility.

Payments and requirements

The Procedural GP Payment has 4 tiers of payments.

Read more about payments and requirements

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.

Read more about when we make payments

Applying

To apply for the Procedural GP Payment your practice must be eligible for the PIP as defined in the PIP Guidelines.

Your practice can apply for the PIP Procedural GP Payment when you apply for the PIP.

How to apply

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

Read more about how to apply.

Managing

Your obligations

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

Read more about your obligations for the PIP Procedural GP Payment.

Rights of review

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

Read more about the PIP rights of review

Withdrawing from the Procedural GP Payment

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

Read more about withdrawing from the Procedural GP Payment.

Audits

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

Read more about audits for the PIP

Contact us

For more information contact the Incentive Programs.

Read how to contact us.

Resources

PIP definitions

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

Read more about PIP definitions

PIP Disclaimer

These guidelines are for information purposes and provide the basis upon which PIP payments are made. While it’s intended that the Australian Government will make payments as set out in these guidelines, payments are made at its sole discretion.

The Australian Government may alter arrangements for the PIP at any time and without notice. The Australian Government does not accept any legal liability or responsibility for any injury, loss or damage incurred by the use of, reliance on, or interpretation of the information provided in these guidelines.

Page last updated: 13 November 2017