Your obligations

Eligibility for payments under the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) depends on practices meeting their obligations for the PIP.

Keeping practice information up to date

The practice must:

  • be able to prove its claims for payment
  • provide accurate information to the Department of Health as part of their audit program to demonstrate the practice meets the PIP eligibility requirements
  • keep a copy of all documents relating to the PIP requirements for a minimum of 6 years
  • confirm all details in the annual confirmation statements are correct
  • tell us about changes to practice arrangements within 7 days or at least 7 days before the relevant point in time date, whichever date is first

Changes to practice arrangements can include:

  • practitioners leaving or joining the practice
  • changes to the authorised contact person for the practice
  • changes to the practice’s bank account
  • changes to practitioner’s bank account
  • changes in accrediting agency or accreditation status, such as the practice achieving accreditation or the accreditation lapsing
  • changes to the practice location, ownership or amalgamations
  • lapses in the practice’s public liability insurance or an individual practitioner’s professional indemnity cover
  • changes that affect eligibility for individual incentives
  • changes in practitioner details
  • extensions to provider numbers allocated by Medicare with an end date
  • any other information that may affect program eligibility

Page last updated: 22 February 2019