Apply for the Practice Incentives Program

Apply for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and individual incentives online or using a form.

You can apply for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) online through Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) using your Provider Digital Access (PRODA) account. If you don’t have one, register for PRODA online. Then follow the steps to set up your HPOS access.

To apply for PIP online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. In Apply for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP), select Apply now.

Log in to PRODA

Once you complete your online application you’ll need to complete and submit  both:

If your practice has procedural GPs you’ll also need to submit the Practice Incentives Individual general practitioner, nurse practitioner or health practitioner details form (IP003).

You can upload these to the associated documents screen when applying for PIP through HPOS.

You can also apply using the Practice Incentives application form (IP001).

Provide the supporting documents requested on the application form. Incomplete applications may delay approval.

You must participate in the PIP to apply for individual incentives. You can apply for individual incentives at the same time or after you apply for PIP.

To apply online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. Select Incentive summary from the main menu options.
  4. From the list of PIP incentives, find After Hours Incentive, then select Apply in the Actions column.

Log in to PRODA

You can also apply using the Practice Incentives Program After Hours Incentive application form (IP030).

Practices with a non-prescribed circumstance for a localised nurse triaging arrangement can apply in writing for the Level 5 complete after hours practice coverage payment to be considered as part of an eligible model of care.

Applications and requests for consideration of an after hours localised nurse triage arrangement can be faxed to 1300 587 696.

To find out more, read the After Hours Incentive guidelines.

You can only apply for the eHealth Incentive online.

To apply online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. Select Incentive summary from the main menu options.
  4. From the list of PIP incentives, find eHealth Incentive, then select Apply in the Actions column.

Log in to PRODA

To find out more, read the eHealth Incentive guidelines.

You don’t need to apply for this incentive. Payments are automatic if you meet the eligibility and service level requirements.

To find out more, read the General Practitioner Aged Care Access Incentive guidelines.

To apply online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. Select Incentive summary from the main menu options.
  4. From the list of PIP incentives, find Indigenous Health Incentive, then select Apply in the Actions column.

Log in to PRODA

You can also apply using the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive practice application form.

To find out more, read the Indigenous Health Incentive guidelines.

To apply online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. Select Incentive summary from the main menu options.
  4. From the list of PIP incentives, find Procedural General Practitioner Payment, then select Apply in the Actions column.

Log in to PRODA

You can also apply using either the:

This incentive is only for practices in the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) 3-7.

To find out more, read the Procedural General Practitioner Payment guidelines.

You can only apply for the Quality Improvement Incentive online.

To apply online:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your HPOS account.
  2. From the My programs menu, select PIP online.
  3. Select Update.
  4. If you have multiple practices displaying, select the relevant practice.
  5. If a PIP information screen appears, select the Exit button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Select Incentive summary in the Main menu.
  7. In the Quality stream section, select Quality Improvement Incentive, then select Apply.
  8. Read the terms and conditions.
  9. Select Participation payment.
  10. Select Submit.

Log in to PRODA

Find out more about the PIP Quality Improvement Incentive on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

You don't need to apply for this incentive. Rural loading is automatically applied to the PIP payments of practices in rural and remote areas.

To find out more, read the Rural Loading Incentive guidelines.

You don't need to apply for this incentive, but you’ll need to tell us the number of teaching sessions hosted by your practice to claim the payment. You can do this using the Practice Incentives Program Teaching Payment claim form (IP006).

To find out more, read the Teaching Payment guidelines.

Page last updated: 15 June 2024.
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