New broom for incentives in RACGP overhaul

The draft model says one key measure to create a more efficient and sustainable health system is an overhaul of Practice Incentives Program payments (PIPs) and Service Incentive Payments (SIPs).

The present PIPs and SIPs are “misaligned and are not achieving what they are designed to deliver”, the RACGP’s consultation paper says.

Instead, GPs should be supported with a “comprehensiveness” payment to provide a wide range of services and a “complexity” payment to work where services are lacking,