For an existing PIP practice the minimum shared health summary upload target is calculated using your practice’s SWPE. Every quarter your practice is sent a Payment Advice which advises your current SWPE count. The SWPE count provided in your last Payment Advice is the SWPE value to be used to calculate your shared health summary upload target for the current quarter. To determine your practice’s minimum upload target, multiply the SWPE in your Payment Advice by 0.5%. Please refer to ‘New and small practices’ below if the SWPE of your practice is less than 1,000. For example, to determine your minimum shared health summary upload target for the May to July 2016 quarter, multiply the practice SWPE provided in your May 2016 Payment Advice by 0.5%. The calculation for a practice with a SWPE of 5,000 would be 5,000 x 0.5% = minimum shared health summary upload target of 25.
New and small practices
If your practice is new to PIP or has a SWPE of less than 1,000 your practice will be given a default SWPE level of 1,000 to determine the minimum number of shared health summaries that are required to be uploaded. This equates to a minimum shared health summary upload target of 5 per quarter. If your practice’s SWPE grows to be more than 1,000 (as per your Payment Advice) the actual SWPE will be what you use to calculate your minimum shared health summary upload target. The default SWPE is only used to calculate your minimum shared health summary upload target and is not used to calculate any PIP payments.
Please note - where the specific target calculated is not a whole number, targets will be rounded down.