Fears GPs may skip accreditation due to time and payment issues

ACCREDITATION agencies are warning that over-burdened GPs may “opt out” of accreditation due to growing time burdens under the new standards and uncertainty over the future of Practice Incentives Program (PIP) payments.

From July, practices will be measured against the 4th edition of the RACGP Standards for General Practices.

However, GPA Accreditation Plus managing director Dr Paul Mara said some practices may feel the benefits of the PIP payments, which practices can access only after meeting the standards, may not be worth the additional

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