A friendly reminder to those ePIP registered practices that 31 January marks the end of another ePIP quarter and to ensure that practices met their ePIP target in terms of Shared Health Summary (SHS) uploads.
Practices can check their SHS target for the next quarter online by selecting the update function on the 'incentive summary' screen of your practice profile on PIP Online.
Practices which are not going to meet the target must opt out of that payment quarter. This should be done online by the point-in-time date before the payment month.
Opting out of a payment quarter means the practice is still registered for the eHealth Incentive, but won’t get a payment for the quarter the practice opted out of. These practices will be automatically opted back in for the next payment quarter. SHS uploads need to be monitored each quarter.
Withdrawing from the eHealth Incentive is not the same as opting out.
If a practice chooses to withdraw from the eHealth Incentive, it means they're no longer registered to participate in the Incentive. Practices won’t get any more payments unless they re-apply for the eHealth Incentive.
The eHealth Incentive can be re-applied for through HPOS.
N.B. Practices will only receive ePIP payments for uploading of Shared Health Summaries and not Event Summaries.
The following link is an information sheet on the difference between a Shared Health summary versus Event Summary - Shared Health Summary v Event Summary