About the PIP Procedural GPs

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

Procedural services

Eligible procedural services are clinically relevant professional services that are listed in the Medicare Benefits Schedule and attract an anaesthetic fee.

Eligible procedural services are:

  • obstetric delivery
  • general anaesthetic
  • major regional blocks
  • abdominal surgery
  • gynaecological surgery requiring general anaesthetic
  • endoscopy.

The procedural service must:

  • use facilities and resources which are centralised
  • involve a team of health professionals
  • be done by a GP who participates in an appropriate skills maintenance program in the relevant procedural areas.

Minor procedures, such as aspiration of a knee joint, don’t fit the intent of this payment.

After hours

For the purposes of the Procedural GP Payment, after hours is any time:

  • outside 8 am to 6 pm weekdays
  • outside 8 am to 12 noon on Saturdays
  • on a Sunday or public holiday.

Page last updated: 31 October 2019