PIP QI Incentive guidance

The Australian Government’s Practice Incentive Program (PIP) aims to support general practice. The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive guidance outlines the components a general practice needs to meet to qualify for a PIP QI Incentive payment.

Page last updated: 08 July 2019

The PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive starts on 1 August 2019.

It’s a payment to general practices that participate in quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes and deliver best practice care.

There are two components a general practice needs to meet to qualify for a PIP QI Incentive payment:

  1. Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement

The PIP QI Incentive rewards practices for participating in continuous quality improvement activities in partnership with their local Primary Health Network (PHN). Practices may focus their quality improvement activities on specified Improvement Measures. There are no set targets for the Improvement Measures. Alternatively, practices can choose to focus their activities on other areas. These areas must be informed by their clinical information system data and meet the needs of their practice population.

  1. Provide the PIP Eligible Data Set to your local PHN

The PIP Eligible Data Set is the data collected against specified Improvement Measures.

General practices must submit to their local PHN on a quarterly basis the PIP Eligible Data Set from their general practice clinical information system. PHNs will use the de-identified data to provide feedback to general practices. This will help the practices identify key priority areas and quality improvement activities.

To understand the PIP QI requirements and PIP data governance arrangements, please refer to the following documents: