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Practice incentives program (PIP) - Indigenous health incentive

 

Overview

The Practice incentives program (PIP) - Indigenous health incentive aims to support general practices and Indigenous health services to provide better healthcare for Indigenous Australian patients including best practice management of chronic disease.

The incentive has three components:
1. sign on payment

2. patient registration payment

3. outcomes payment

The PIP is a key component of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) national partnership agreement Closing the Gap: tackling Indigenous chronic disease.

The Department of Social Services manages the Practice incentives program (PIP) - Indigenous health incentive for the Department of Health.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Government Department of Human Services

Contacts

Department of Health
Sirius Building
Furzer Street
Woden Town Centre ACT
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555 or 1800 020 103

Related publications

Closing the gap: tackling chronic disease: the Australian Government's Indigenous chronic disease package (2010)

Closing the Gap - Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease

This pamphlet outlines the Australian Government's commitment to closing the gap in health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by preventing and treating chronic disease. The package will tackle chronic disease through:

The pamphlet also presents the breakdown of funding totalling $805.5m over four years (starting in 2009-10 and ending in 2012-13).

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Department of Human Services (2014)

Practice Incentives Program: Indigenous health incentive guidelines.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

This guideline provides information for GPs and practice staff about the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive. This Medicare incentive aims to support general practices and Indigenous health services to provide better health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients, including best practice management of chronic disease.

The guideline provides information on:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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Last updated: 21 December 2015
 
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