Practices win reprieve on e-PIP upload target

Practices will still be able to claim the e-health Practice Incentive Program payment even if they failed to meet the upload targets following a reprieve from the Department of Health.

The requirement for GPs to upload shared health summaries to the MyHealth Record for at least 0.5% of their patients has a new deadline of 31 January 2017.

The moratorium announced on Thursday by Health Minister Sussan Ley comes after a large number of practices fell short of the upload target and so failed to qualify for the e-health PIP in the third quarter (Q3) of the year.

Missing the target meant practices