Practices must meet all eligibility requirements of the incentive to be eligible to receive an eHealth Incentive payment. There will be no partial payments for practices that are or remain ready to use the My Health Record from 1 May 2016 or that meet only part of the requirements. To continue to receive the incentive payment, eHealth Incentive registered general practices need to meet all of the five eligibility requirements, including the new requirement, from 1 May 2016.
Where a practice does not believe that they will meet all eligibility requirements by the point in time, they must withdraw from the eHealth Incentive, or opt out of the incentive for that payment quarter. Practices that chose to opt out of a payment quarter will automatically be opted back into the next payment quarter. Failure to meet the new eHealth Incentive requirements applying from 1 May 2016 may result in recovery of payments to which the practice was not entitled.