An important consultation process is currently being undertaken by the Australian Government Department of Health – Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program.
The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector. The redesign of the PIP is an Australian Government initiative to simplify the current PIP and to introduce a new Quality Improvement Incentive. This will give general practices increased flexibility to improve their detection and management of a range of chronic conditions, and to focus on issues specific to their practice population.
The Department of Health is now seeking stakeholder views on how the PIP might foster quality improvement and innovation and offers a number of ways that stakeholders can participate in the consultation.
- Indicating your interest in participation through a forum or webcast at the Department of Health on-line consultation hub at consultations.health.gov.au
- Providing a written submission that comments on specific elements or all elements of the Consultation Paper – Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program
- Responding to the anonymous questionnaire that will be available at consultations.health.gov.au