Practice Management Toolkit
Essentials – Further training

Access in-depth eLearning modules for GPs, Practice Nurses and Allied Health staff


What is a PIP?

Practice Improvement Payments (PIP)

There are many reasons to focus on quality improvement in you practice and the services you provide. This has been recognised by the federal government who provide practice improvement payments for those practices who can show a commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Eligible practices can receive a maximum payment of $12,500 per quarter, based on $5.00 per Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent, per year.

To access this support, you will need to be contributing in two ways. Firstly, your practice will need to submit unidentified data from your software to the government via your local Primary Health Network (PHN) every quarter. This is used to contribute to national health policy and regional planning. Secondly, you will need to be undertaking a continuous quality improvement activity with your PHN. This is where you can use this toolkit and ideas.

Continuous Quality Improvement activities (PIP QI)

Practices may focus their quality improvement activities on specified Improvement Measures. There are no set targets for the Improvement Measures. Alternatively, practices can choose to focus their activities on other areas. These areas must be informed by their clinical information system data and meet the needs of their practice population.

QI Tip

Use the suggested projects and templates in the practice improvement project tab to create a project for your practice