Practice Incentive Program – Indigenous Health Incentive

The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive supports general practice and Indigenous health services to provide better health care for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people, including best practice management of chronic disease.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive sign-on payment, the practice must:

  • Participate in the Practice Incentive Program (PIP)
  • To be eligible for the patient registration and outcomes payments, the practice must:

- Be signed on for the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive, and
- Meet the relevant requirements for these payments

Payments

The PIP Indigenous Health Incentive has three components:

  • The practice sign-on payment
  • Patient registration payment
  • Outcomes payment

For information on the Practice Incentive Programs, the Indigenous Health Incentive Guidelines and Application process go to the Human Services website.

PBS Co-payment Measure

The PBS Co-payment Measure promotes greater access to PBS medicines by reducing the co-payment for eligible Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people and was implemented on July 2010.

Practices must receive patient consent to register their eligible patients for this measure and annotate PBS prescriptions. Practices should note that patients registered only for the PBS Co-payment Measure won’t attract a patient registration payment.

Want to know more?

CESPHN’s Practice Support Team can assist you with understanding, applying and accessing resources for the Indigenous Health Incentive and PBS Co-Payment Measure.

If you would like to know more about this incentive, please contact the Practice Support team at practicesupport@cesphn.com.au or phone 9330 9900 or 9799 0933.