Types of payments

There are 3 types of payments under PIP.

  1. Practice payments are made to practices and focus on aspects of general practice that contribute to quality care.
  2. Service incentive payments are generally made to GPs to recognise and encourage the provision of specified services to individual patients. The Aged Care Access Incentive (ACAI) is a service incentive payment only.
    ACAI payments are automatically paid to a nominated GP's account. If the GP's banking details are not available, we will send a service incentive payment banking details form to the GP's main PIP practice location. ACAI payments are calculated on GPs' Medicare Benefits Schedule billing information, so it is important to bill for the correct item numbers. 
  3. Rural loading payments are made automatically to practices whose main practice location is outside a capital city or other major metropolitan centre.

Page last updated: 29 July 2019

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