Medicare provides funds to subsidise access to health and hospital services for all Australian residents and certain visitors to Australia. Each professional service rendered by a health practitioner is claimable by a unique Medicare benefits item number for ‘clinically relevant’ services. Each item number has its own description, schedule fee and Medicare rebate.
The service provided must be:
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The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) encourages eligible general practices to continue providing quality care, enhancing capacity, and improving access and health outcomes for patients.
For updated information on Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive information click here.
For up to date information on the Practice Incentives Program, including how to apply, and how to manage incentives, please visit Department of Human Services – Practice Incentives Program
Current Incentive news updates are available here.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides support to current and former serving members and their families through a range of benefits (including ongoing or one off payments). DVA works to assist service providers to manage the health of eligible DVA patients in a coordinated way to achieve positive outcomes.