Clarification on Practice Incentives Program Teaching Payments

Clarification on Practice Incentives Program Teaching Payments

The Practice Incentives Program (PIP) teaching payment guidelines outline that practices are ineligible for PIP teaching payments if the supervising GP is paid for teaching activities through other Australian Government funded teaching programs. This restriction is in place to ensure that the Australian Government does not make multiple payments to a practice for the same activity.

The Department recognises that practices that receive payments or support via third parties that are funded by the Australian Government should not necessarily be ineligible for PIP teaching payments and has undertaken to consider these on a case-by-case basis where not clear.

With regard to practices that receive support via Rural Clinical Schools, which are funded by the Australian Government under the Rural Clinical Training and Support (RCTS) program, these are considered eligible for PIP teaching payments.

If practices require further information they can contact the Department of Human Services via email at pip@humanservices.gov.au or phone 1800 222 032. You can also contact your Primary Care Support Team at practice_support@nsml.com.au or phone 9477 8700.