Payments under the PIP Quality Stream

The table explains the payments under the Practice Incentives Program Quality Stream.

Incentive Aspect or Activity Payment amount
Quality Prescribing Incentive Practice participation in a number of recognised activities endorsed by NPS MedicineWise. Paid annually in May $1 per SWPE
Diabetes Incentive Sign on payment: once only payment to practices that use a patient register and a recall and reminder system for the patients with diabetes mellitus $1 per SWPE
Outcomes payment: payment to practices that complete an annual cycle of care for a target proportion of their patients with diabetes $20 per diabetic SWPE per year
Service incentive payment: payment to general practitioners (GPs) for each cycle of care completed for patients with established diabetes mellitus $40 per patient per year
Cervical Screening Incentive Sign on payment: once only payment to practices that engage with the state and territory cervical screening registers $0.25 per SWPE
Outcomes payment: payment to practices where a specified proportion of women aged 24 years and 9 months to 74 years inclusive have been screened in the last 30 months $3 per eligible WPE
Service incentive payment: payment of GPs for each cervical smear on an eligible under-screened woman $35 per patient per year
Asthma Incentive Sign on payment: once only payment to practices that use a patient register and a recall and reminder system, and agree to use the asthma cycle of care $0.25 per SWPE
Service incentive payment: payment to GPs for each completed cycle of care for patients with moderate to severe asthma $100 per patient per year
Indigenous Health Incentive Sign on payment: once only payment to practices that agree to undertake specified activities to improve the provision of care to their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic disease $1,000 per practice
Patient registration payment: payment to practices for each Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patient aged 15 years and over who is registered with the practice for chronic disease management $250 per eligible patient per calendar year
Outcomes payment Tier 1: payment to practices for each registered patient for whom a target level of care is provided by the practice in a calendar year $100 per eligible patient per calendar year
Outcomes payment Tier 2: payment to practices for providing the majority of care for a registered patient in a calendar year $150 per eligible patient per calendar year

Page last updated: 4 July 2019

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