PIP squeak: Health minister's plan has a serious flaw, warns AMA

To protect practices from the risk of finishing worse off, a 'significant boost in funding is needed'

AMA Council of General Practice chair Dr Richard Kidd supports the need to invest in quality improvement programs but is warning the government that 'robbing Peter to pay Paul' is not the answer.


While having tried to play a constructive role to date, growing concerns at level of funding the Federal Government is offering for the new PIP Quality Improvement Incentive has led the AMA to declare it cannot support the current cost neutral approach to the introduction of the incentive.

The AMA has