Why is this important?
From 1 May 2018, the design of the new Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive will support general practice to better understand and improve the quality of care, leading to better outcomes for patients.
The 12-month delay to the commencement responds to feedback from peak bodies and organisations representative of the sector that general practice readiness is critical to successful implementation.
Who will benefit?
Indigenous Australians with chronic disease and patients in rural and remote areas will benefit through retaining the Indigenous Health Incentive and the Procedural General Practitioner Payment.
The quality, safety, performance and accountability of general practices will be continuously improved.
How much will this cost?
This measure will cost $2.5 million from 2016–17 to 2020–21.