Guidelines for Practice Incentives Program.

Practice Incentives Program

The Practice Incentives Program encourages general practices to continue providing quality care, enhancing capacity, and improving access and health outcomes for patients.

Asthma Incentive

The PIP Asthma Incentive aims to encourage GPs to better manage the clinical care of people with moderate to severe asthma. The PIP Asthma Incentives guidelines are effective from July 2018.

Practice Incentives Program After Hours Incentive

Incentive to support general practices to provide their patients with appropriate access to after hours care. The PIP After Hours Incentive guidelines are effective from November 2016.

Cervical Screening Incentive

The PIP Cervical Screening Incentive aims to encourage GPs to screen under-screened women who are aged at least 24 years and 9 months but less than 75 years who have not had a cervical smear in the last four years, for cervical cancer and to increase overall screening rates.

Diabetes Incentive

The PIP Diabetes Incentive aims to encourage GP's to provide earlier diagnosis and effective management of people with established diabetes mellitus.

eHealth Incentive

The PIP eHealth Incentive aims to encourage practices to keep up to date with digital health and adopt new digital health technology as it becomes available.

General Practitioner Aged Care Access Incentive

The PIP General Practitioner Aged Care Access Incentive (ACAI) aims to encourage GP's to provide increased and continuing services in Australian Government funded residential aged care facilities (RACFs).

Procedural General Practitioner Payment

Procedural General Practitioner Payments are made to eligible practices in February and August each year. The PIP General Practitioner Payment guidelines are effective from November 2017.

PIP Indigenous Health Incentive

The PIP Indigenous Health Incentive aims to support general practices and Indigenous health services to provide better health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, including best practice management of chronic disease.

Quality Prescribing Incentive (QPI)

The PIP QPI rewards participation by practices in a range of activities recognised or provided by the National Prescribing Service (NPS).

Rural Loading Incentive

The rural loading recognises the difficulties of providing care, often with little professional support, in rural and remote areas.

Teaching Payment

Payment to encourage general practices to provide teaching sessions to undergraduate and graduate medical students preparing to enter the Australian medical profession.

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

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