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20 Oct 2016

Following the decision late last month by Health Minister Sussan Ley to extend the deadline for general practices to comply with the new Practice Incentive Program (PIP) Digital Health Incentive till 31 January 2017, the AMA has provided further information for practices on its General Practice page on the AMA website.

This extension means that practices registered for the eHealth Incentive now have until the end of the third quarter (31 January 2017) to meet their cumulative upload requirements. Practices that opted-out in the first quarter now have the opportunity to catch up, meet their target SHS uploads, and receive their full incentive.

Practices who do not intend to meet all the requirements of the Digital Health Incentive should withdraw. Recovery action for all incentive payments made to those practices that have not met their targets by the end of quarter three will be undertaken, except where practices experienced real issues outside their control which prevented them from doing so.

Practices experiencing issues outside their control which are preventing them from meeting the requirements of the Digital Health Incentive should contact the Department of Human Services on 1800 222 032 or pip@humanservices.gov.au to discuss.

Training on the eHealth Incentive and online and self-paced training on uploading SHS, along with face-to-face training through Primary Health Networks, is available to assist practices to meet the requirements of the Digital Health Incentive. 


Published: 20 Oct 2016