Indigenous PIP rewarding paperwork, not care: RACGP

Practices are 'competing' to sign up patients for the cash, the college claims

Practices are competing to register patients for the Indigenous Health Incentive to reap the annual sign-up payments without providing long-term care, the RACGP says.

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At least 1500 practices currently receive $250 a year for each Indigenous patient with a chronic disease who completes the annual registration paperwork and receives, or is offered, an Aboriginal health check.

Practices can also receive a $100 ‘tier 1 payment’ if they prepare and review a GP management plan and a $150 ‘tier 2 payment’ if they provide the majority of MBS