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Practice Incentives Program: Indigenous health incentive guidelines

by Department of Human Services

Report
Year 2013
City Canberra
Institution Department of Health and Ageing
Date August 2013

Abstract

This guideline provides information on the Practice incentives program, which is aimed at supporting general practice activities that encourage continuing improvements, quality care, enhance capacity, and improve access and health outcomes for patients.

The resource provides information on:

  • eligibility
  • payments
    • sign on payment
    • patient registration payment
    • outcomes payments
      • Tier one outcomes payment - chronic disease management
      • Tier two outcomes payment - total patient care
  • identification of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients
  • cultural awareness training
  • 'usual' practice patients
  • definition of a chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health checks
  • eye health
  • PBS Co-payment measure
  • applying
  • patient registration and re-registration
  • obligations of the practice
  • appeals process.

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