Quality Improvement Incentive

This incentive is a payment to general practices that participate in quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes and deliver best practice care.

You can get more information about the PIP Quality Improvement Incentive on the Department of Health website.

This includes the Guidelines, PIP Eligible Data Set Data Governance Framework, and 10 Improvement Measures.

How to apply

To apply for the PIP Quality Improvement (QI) Incentive, you need a practice PRODA account.

If you access PIP online, you can apply for the PIP QI Incentive using PRODA:

  1. log on to PRODA
  2. select HPOS from your linked services
  3. select My Programs and go to the PIP tile
  4. select the Update button
  5. if you have multiple practices displaying, select the relevant practice
  6. if a PIP information screen appears, then select the Exit button at the bottom of the screen
  7. select Incentive summary in the Main menu located at the top-left hand side of screen
  8. in the Quality Stream section, select Quality Improvement Incentive, and then select the Apply link
  9. read the terms and conditions
  10. select the Participation Payment option
  11. select Submit.

If you don’t have the PIP tile, your practice owner or authorised contact can link your PRODA Registration Authority (RA) number.

You can also call the Practice Incentives Program, to link your RA number to your PIP practice profile.

Practices participating in PIP

If you don’t have a PRODA account, but already participate in PIP, complete the steps to apply for the PIP QI Incentive:

  1. register for a PRODA account, you’ll get an email containing your PRODA RA number
  2. call the Practice Incentives Program to link your RA number to your PIP practice profile
  3. log on to PRODA
  4. select HPOS to link it to your PRODA account from the linked services
  5. select My Programs
  6. go to the PIP tile
  7. select the Update button
  8. if a PIP information screen appears, then select the Exit button at the bottom of the screen
  9. select Incentive summary in the Main menu located at the top-left hand side of screen
  10. in the Quality Stream section, select Quality Improvement Incentive, and then select the Apply link
  11. read the terms and conditions
  12. select the Participation Payment option
  13. select Submit.

If you’re not a general practice that already participates in PIP, or you need assistance with the registration, call the Practice Incentives Program.

For more information on how to participate in the PIP QI Incentive contact your local Primary Health Network (PHN). You can find your local PHN on the Department of Health website.

PIP QI questions

If you have questions about the PIP QI Incentive read the Department of Health’s PIP QI FAQ.

Your local PHN can also answer questions about the PIP QI Incentive such as:

  • guidelines
  • PIP Eligible Data Set
  • the ten Improvement Measures
  • Data Governance Framework
  • quality improvement activities
  • your eligibility for a PIP QI Incentive payment.

We can also answer questions about the PIP QI Incentive such as:

  • applying for the PIP and the PIP QI Incentive
  • registering on HPOS
  • PIP practice identifier
  • linking your HPOS account to your practice profile to enable you to manage your practice details online
  • how payments are calculated and the Standardised Whole Patient Equivalent (SWPE) value
  • practice obligations and the Annual Confirmation Statement
  • review of decisions about your status or PIP payment.

Page last updated: 13 October 2020