New QI Incentive 1 May 2018 - PIP update


In the 2017-18 budget, the government announced a new Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive.

The new measure will start on 1 May 2018 and will introduce a new QI Incentive into the Practice Incentives Program (PIP). It aims to improve:

  • Access to care
  • Detection and management of chronic conditions, and
  • Quality, safety, performance and accountability

General practices eligible to participate in the PIP can apply for the QI Incentive from 1 May 2018. The practice must commit to:

  • Quality improvement activities, and
  • Sharing de-identified general practice data. This will be against agreed measures.

Some PIP incentive payments will also cease on 30 April 2018. These will be for Asthma, Cervical Screening, Diabetes, Aged Care Access and Quality Prescribing.

This measure will not impact on the Indigenous Health Incentive Program within PIP.

  • Digital Health
  • Rural Loading
  • After Hours
  • Teaching Payment
  • Indigenous Health
  • Procedural General Practice Payment

The changes will affect eligible PIP practices.

CESPHN will keep practices up to date regarding the new QI Incentive as information becomes available over the next few months.

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If you have any questions, please contact the PHN Practice Support team on 1300 986 991 or email