This fund consolidates the activities of several existing Practice Incentives Programme elements and provides one large flexible funding pool that reflects the government’s national priorities over time. These currently include cervical cancer screening, diabetes, aged care access, immunisation, asthma, procedural services in rural and remote areas, and Indigenous health.
The department has established a PIP Advisory Group which consists of representatives from the medical profession. The group provides advice to the department on the development and implementation arrangements relating to the incentive payments component of the fund.
Activities supported under the Practice Incentives for General Practices Fund include the following Practice Incentives Programme payments and incentives:
- Asthma Incentive
- Aged Care Access Incentive
- Cervical Screening Incentive
- Diabetes Incentive
- eHealth Incentive
- Indigenous Health Incentive
- Procedural GP Payment
- Quality Prescribing Incentive
- Rural loading and
- Teaching Incentive.
Page last reviewed: 6 August 2014