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31st October 2016

Consultation - Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector.

In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced it would work towards changing the PIP through the measure entitled "Quality Improvement in General Practice - Simplification of the PIP".

The redesign of the PIP will introduce a new Quality Improvement Incentive which will give general practices increased flexibility to improve their detection and management of a range of chronic conditions, and to focus on issues specific to their practice population.

The Department is seeking stakeholder views on how the PIP might foster quality improvement and innovation.

The Consultation Paper - Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program  is available here or at the Department of Health on-line consultation hub at consultations.health.gov.au.

There are a number of ways that stakeholders can provide input:

  1. Consider participation in the consultation process through a forum or webcast at consultations.health.gov.au
  2. Provide a written submission that comments on specific elements or all elements of the Consultation Paper.
    Submissions must clearly indicate whether the Department may publicly release the submitter's details and/or the submission.
    Submissions should be no more than 10-15 pages and provided to the Department at:
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    or
  • Primary Healthcare Branch
    Health Services Division
    Department of Health
    MDP 24, GPO Box 9848
    ​Canberra City  ACT  2601

or

  1. Respond to the anonymous questionnaire when available at consultations.health.gov.au

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