Practice Incentive Program
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) encourages general practices to continue providing quality care, enhance capacity, and improve access and health outcomes for patients. PIP has 8 individual incentives under 3 payment streams. To participate in the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) you must meet ongoing eligibility requirements.
You must read the relevant guidelines for the program to make sure your practice meets all of the eligibility requirements.
Your practice must also:
- be a general practice as defined by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- be an open practice as defined by the PIP
- be accredited, or registered for accreditation, against the RACGP Standards for general practices
- maintain at least $10 million in public liability insurance cover
- have professional indemnity insurance cover for all general practitioners and nurse practitioners.
Read the Practice Incentives Program guidelines, effective from September 2019.
If your practice is eligible you can apply for the individual incentives. Application to register for PIP is completed in HPOS using an individual Proda account. Information on registering can be found on the Services Australia website.
The following resources may assist GPs in preparing for the PIP QI:
- Improving health record quality in general practice
This guide outlines what constitutes a high-quality health record and how practices can put systems in place to ensure they produce health records that are fit for purpose.
- Putting prevention into practice: Guidelines for theimplementation of prevention in the general practice setting
The Green Book brings together prevention and implementation activities
- Departmentof Health – PIP QI Incentive Guidance
- Practice Incentives Program
- Model for improvement template [Word Doc]
- Building the health service team
- Cardiovascular disease prevention – a quality improvement toolkit
- Continuous quality improvement implementation guide
- COPD – a quality improvement toolkit
- Diabetes – a quality improvement toolkit
- Older persons health quality improvement toolkit
- Osteoporosis toolkit
- Advanced care planning QI quick guide
- COPD QI activity quick guide
- Prevention childhood obesity – a quality improvement toolkit