Practice owners demand year-long QI PIP amnesty

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says patients could be identified via the third-party software
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

GPs should be able to opt out of the government’s Quality Improvement practice incentive for 12 months without losing their funding while privacy concerns are addressed, practice owners say.

The Quality Improvement Practice Incentive Program (QI PIP) began on 1 August, allowing practices to receive up to $12,500 in funding every three months for sending primary health networks de-identified patient information.