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Practice incentives program (PIP) - Indigenous health incentive



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.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Government Department of Human Services


Closing the Gap Indigenous chronic disease package
Australian Government Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Woden ACT 2601
Ph: 1800 222 032

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 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:

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 27 August 2014
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