Renewed calls for e-PIP extension

Prior to Christmas, AMA president Dr Steve Hambleton was calling for an eleventh-hour delay in the cut-off for payments if doctors do not achieve software compliance – required under new legislation to remain eligible – by the deadline.

Under the new arrangements practices can apply online through the Department of Human Services National Authentication Service for certification that their software is compliant.

However, Dr Hambleton argued during the holiday period many doctors in non-compliant practices were away and would not have been able to do any work to