The Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive under the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) aims to recognise and support accredited practices that commit to improving the care they provide to their patients. A practice can utilise the clinical information they have about their own communities and their knowledge of the particular needs of their own patients to develop innovative strategies to drive improvement. A payment is made to general practices for activities that support continuous quality improvement.
To Qualify for a PIP QI Incentive Payment
There are two components a practice needs to meet to qualify for a PIP QI Incentive payment:
1. Provide a PIP Eligible Data Set to your local PHN
The PIP Eligible Data Set is the data collected against specified Improvement Measures . Practices must submit this data to the PHN on a quarterly basis. We will use this de-identified data to help you identify key priority areas and quality improvement activities.
2. Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement
Practices must undertake continuous quality improvement activities. These activities may be in relation to the specified Improvement Measures however there are no set targets for these. Alternatively, practices may focus on other areas as informed by their practice data and needs of their practice population.
Our Practice Support team are available to assist you with any inquiries related to PIPQI. Call them on 4708 8100 or contact them online.