Payments under the PIP Rural support stream

The table below explains the payments under the Practice Incentives Program Rural support stream.

For practices in Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area classifications 3,4,5,6 orĀ 7.

Incentive Aspect or activity Payment amount
Rural loading Incentive

Payment for a practice whose main location is outside a metropolitan area, based on the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Area (RRMA) Classification.

Once all incentive payments are added (excluding the Service Incentive Payments), the rural loading amount is applied.

RRMA 3 - 15% loading
RRMA 4 - 20% loading
RRMA 5 - 40% loading
RRMA 6 - 25% loading
RRMA 7 - 50% loading
Procedural GP Payment Tier 1: Payment for a GP in a rural or remote practice who provides at least 1 procedural service, which meets the definition of a procedural service, in the 6-month reference period $1,000 per procedural GP per 6 month reference period
Tier 2: Payment for a GP in a rural or remote practice who meets the Tier 1 requirement and provides after-hours procedural services on a regular or rostered basis (15 hours per week on average) throughout the 6-month reference period $2,000 per procedural GP per 6 month reference period
Tier 3: Payment for a GP in a rural or remote practice who meets the Tier 2 requirements and provides 25 or more eligible surgical, anaesthetic or obstetric services in the 6-month reference period $5,000 per procedural GP per 6 month reference period
Tier 4: Payment for a GP in a rural or remote practice who meets the Tier 2 requirements and delivers 10 or more babies in the 6 month reference period or meets the obstetric needs of the community $8,500 per procedural GP per 6 month reference period

Page last updated: 22 February 2019

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