Revamp of PIP incentives announced

The number of Practice Incentives Program payments will be cut from 10 to six under a Federal Government overhaul flagged for 2016.

Federal Health Minister Peter Dutton (pictured), speaking at the AMA conference in Canberra on Friday, said five incentives would be rolled into one “streamlined” incentive.

There was no detail about which incentives he wanted to target or whether the changes would become a mechanism to cut PIP funds.

Mr Dutton said the move was part of “continuous quality improvement” in