Practice Incentives Program (PIP) Indigenous Health Incentive
Last updated October 3, 2023
Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI) & Chronic Disease Management
The PIP Indigenous Health Incentive supports general practices and Indigenous health services (practices) to provide better health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients. This includes best practice management of chronic disease.
This incentive is a key part of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap: Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease.
The PBS Co-payment Measure implemented on 1 July 2010 promotes greater access to PBS medicines by reducing the co-payment for eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander patients.
Practices must get patient consent to register their eligible patients for this measure and annotate PBS prescriptions.
Practices should note that patients registered only for the PBS Co-payment Measure won’t attract a patient registration payment.