Govt moots clampdown on e-health PIP

GPs may have to upload a mandatory number of files to their patients' personally controlled electronic health records before GP [practices can claim incentive payments as part the Federal Government's latest attempt to boost the system.

The suggested clampdown on accessing the E-health Practice Incentives Programme - worth up to $50,000 a year - is set out in a consultation document released by the Department of Health earlier this month.

Under the current PIP scheme, practices