‘Non-standard’ GP practices could soon get PIP cash

The RACGP says it is looking to expand its definition of general practice in its standards to allow more GPs to gain accreditation
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Louise Acland
Dr Louise Acland.

‘Non-conventional’ GP practices specialising in disability or aged care could soon get access to Practice Incentives Program payments under changes being considered by the RACGP.

Under the college’s current standards, only practices offering “continuing, comprehensive, co-ordinated primary care to individuals, families and communities” can be accredited and therefore access the $430 million Practice Incentives Program (PIP).