Redesigning the Practice Incentives Program

Closed 30 Nov 2016

Opened 21 Oct 2016


The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) is a key driver of quality care in the general practice sector. In the 2016-17 Federal Budget, the Australian Government announced it would work towards changing the PIP through the measure entitled “Quality Improvement in General Practice – Simplification of the PIP”. The redesign of the PIP will introduce a new Quality Improvement Incentive which 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 is seeking stakeholder views on how the PIP might foster quality improvement and innovation.

There are a number of ways that stakeholders can provide input:

1. Consider participation in the consultation process by registering for a forum or a webcast. Forums are now complete. The on-demand webcast is available here


2. Provide a written submission that comments on specific elements or all elements of the Consultation Paper (refer below).

Submissions must clearly indicate whether the Department may publicly release the submitter's details and/or the submission.

Submissions should be no more than 10-15 pages, and be received by the Department by 30 November 2016


Primary Healthcare Branch
Health Services Division
Department of Health
MDP 24, GPO Box 9848
Canberra City ACT 2601


3. Respond to the anonymous questionnaire by clicking here

Should you experience any difficulties in accessing online versions of the Consultation Paper, please contact



  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce


  • Chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Strategic Policy
  • Policy Development