The Australian Government’s Department of Health has released a fact sheet which provides general practices with new details about the Practice Incentive Payment Quality Improvement (PIP QI) incentive payment.
Link to fact sheet
The PIP QI Fact Sheet includes:
- information about the PIP eligible data set
- how practices can meet the data sharing eligibility requirements of the PIP QI Incentive.
Providing data for PIP QI
To participate in PIP QI, general practices need to securely transfer PIP QI data to their local PHN.
EMPHN funds POLAR as our data extraction software tool of choice to support quality improvement and population health planning in general practices in our catchment. Practices submitting deidentified data through POLAR are meeting their PIP QI data submission requirement.
PHNs are working with the Department of Health on a solution for receiving data from general practices that cannot exchange data with their local PHN because they do not currently have compatible software or who do not want to use the software offered by their PHN. Refer to section eight of the fact sheet for further information.
EMPHN is providing workshops to assist practices with PIP QI. See details below.
PIP QI Incentive workshops
The training will provide participants with strategies for implementing quality improvement within their general practice.Facilitated by Angela Heathcote, Facilitator – Redesign, EMPHN This interactive session will provide participants with:
- guidance and resources to provide a useful starting point for general practice to implement continuous quality improvement
- how to use data to identify areas for improvement and measure improvement activities
- case studies and scenario-based training to assist participants to develop a quality improvement plan.
Learning outcomes Participants will be provided with practical strategies on how to:
- reach PIP QI criteria
- interpret data to measure improvement activities
- develop a quality improvement plan and practical steps for their practice.
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