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Last updated 28 November 2016

Update: A temporary amendment to the requirements for the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP)

Published 28 November 2016

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A temporary amendment has been made to the eligibility requirements for the Practice Incentives Program eHealth Incentive (ePIP). This temporary amendment will allow all ePIP registered general practices to make up any shortfall in shared health summary uploads at the end of the first ePIP quarter (31 July 2016) by achieving their full accumulated requirement for the first three quarters by 31 January 2017. This will provide general practices time to resolve any transitional issues that may have prevented them from meeting their shared health summary upload targets to date.

This will be a one off time limited temporary amendment to the existing ePIP requirements that will cease on 31 January 2017.

To continue to be eligible for the ePIP incentive, participating practices will need to meet their minimum shared health summary upload target of 0.5% of their Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent (SWPE) across the three quarters (from 1 May 2016 – 31 January 2017), in addition to all other ePIP eligibility requirements.

Those general practices that opted out of the first quarter ePIP payments will also have the opportunity to catch up and meet their shared health summary requirement so that they are eligible to receive the incentive. If your practice opted-out of the August 2016 payment quarter, but can achieve the full accumulated shared health summary upload requirement for the first three quarters by 31 January 2017, please contact the Department of Human Services by email at pip@humanservices.gov.au.

Practices that continue to experience compelling circumstances beyond their control which will prevent them from being able to achieve their ePIP shared health summary targets by 31 January 2017 are encouraged to advise the Department of Human Services before 31 January 2017. Practices can email their circumstances to pip@humanservices.gov.au.

Those practices that do not intend to meet all of the ePIP requirements should withdraw from the ePIP entirely online through the Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS) at humanservices.gov.au/hpos . This will ensure that you are not overpaid, and not faced with having to repay up to three quarterly payments.

Should you require any additional information in relation to the temporary amendment of the ePIP requirements, please contact: pip@humanservices.gov.au.

Last updated 28 November 2016