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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
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Practice Incentive Program

(Question No. 608)


Dr Southcott asked the Minister for Health and Ageing, in writing, on 15 September 2011:

In respect of the Practice Incentive Program,

(a) how many different types of practice incentive payments are available under the program, and

(b) what is the annual expenditure on each type of practice incentive payment under the program.


Ms Roxon: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) There are 13 incentive payments under the Practice Incentives Program (PIP).

(b) The expenditure of each incentive for 2010-11 is set out below:

Practice Incentive Program (PIP)

2010-11 Expenditure ($ million)

PIP Indigenous Health Incentive

16.695

PIP Domestic Violence Incentive

0.641

PIP Rural Loading

31.642

PIP Practice Nurse

57.254

PIP Procedural GP

8.922

PIP Diabetes Incentive

16.204

PIP Cervical Screening Incentive

14.809

PIP Asthma Incentive

3.660

PIP Quality Prescribing Incentive

2.301

PIP After Hours Incentive

58.146

PIP Teaching Incentive

16.517

PIP eHealth Incentive

84.361

PIP Aged Care Access Incentive

18.824