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.
To be eligible for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Procedural GP Payment, your practice must meet PIP and other criteria.
Payment and requirements
The Procedural GP Payment has 4 tiers of payments.
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.
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.
To be eligible for payments under the PIP Procedural GP Payment, your practice must meet certain obligations.
Rights of review
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) has a review of decision process.
Withdrawing from the Procedural GP Payment
Practices need to let us know if they want to withdraw from the Procedural GP Payment.
The Department of Health conducts program audits to check practices are complying with the PIP eligibility requirements for payments including the Procedural GP Payment.
Contact the Incentive Programs for more information.
Some terms used in the Practice Incentives Program have specific meanings.
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.