Practices that missed targets asked to give back e-PIP cash

The Department of Health is preparing to send in the debt collectors to practices that have failed to upload enough shared summaries to the My Health Record system.

Practices had until 31 January to make sure they were uploading shared health summaries for 0.5% of their patients every quarter, or face having to pay back thousands of dollars in eHealth Practice Incentive Program (e-PIP) payments.

This week, the department is sending compliance letters to practices that did not reach the targets.

The letters will ask them to voluntarily return PIP cash from the last three quarters, since the upload