By maintaining accurate, consistent and current primary health data, it is possible to understand where gaps exist in the delivery of primary health care services, and where communities are in greater need of intervention services.
The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) payment commenced on 1 August 2019. The PIP QI Incentive is a payment to general practices for activities that support continuous quality improvement in patient outcomes and the delivery of best practice care.
General practices wishing to participate in the PIP QI Incentive will work with their local Primary Health Network (PHN) to implement quality improvement activities that support their role in managing patient health.
Through their local PHN, general practices will also provide general practice data against ten Improvement Measures representing key health priority areas.
To claim the PIP QI, practices will be required to:
- Be registered for the PIP via the Australian Department of Human Services.
- Share an agreed set of Improvement Measures with WA PRIMARY HEALTH ALLIANCE.
- Undertake continuous QI activities.