GPII outcomes payment
The GPII outcomes payment recognises that immunisation is a practice issue and that the practice absorbs infrastructure costs, such as activities relating to cold chain management and setting up reminder/recall systems. The payment helps those practices that have good levels of immunisation coverage.
Practices do not need to provide immunisation services to be eligible for the outcomes payment. The GPII calculates the proportion of appropriately immunised children seen by a practice, regardless of who performs the immunisation service. This way, practices that have developed links with other immunisation providers are recognised for their efforts.
Practices registered for the Practice Incentives Program (PIP) are automatically registered to receive the GPII outcomes payment. PIP registered practices (or individuals within a PIP registered practice) can choose to opt out of the GPII outcomes payment. Practices not registered for PIP are invited to apply for the GPII.
The GPII outcomes payment is made to practices participating in the GPII that achieve a target of 90 per cent or greater proportions of immunisation coverage of children under seven years attending their practice in a 12 month reference period. Payments are made quarterly in February, May, August and November.
Practices achieving 90 per cent or greater immunisation coverage are paid $3.50 per Whole Patient Equivalent (WPE), providing they meet the minimum threshold of 10 WPEs.
Outcome payments are paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT) into the account nominated by the practice on the application form. The payments do not attract a Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Recalculations of the outcomes payments are performed before the calculation for the next quarter. This gives practices three months to submit additional immunisation data to be included in the recalculation.
A payment will be made where:
- practice coverage was below 90 per cent at the original calculation but increases to 90 per cent or greater at the recalculation, or
- a practice is above 90 per cent and increases its WPE value due to doctors being added to the practice profile.
There are no negative adjustments.
Last updated: 19 March, 2010