GPII practice report (GPII020A)
The GPII practice report (GPII020A) is a practice level report produced quarterly after each GPII outcomes payment calculation. It identifies children who attended a practice during a 12 month reference period for a non-referred Medicare service and were assessed by the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) as not fully immunised at the time of the outcomes payment calculation.
The GPII020A report is an important tool for practices to use to help lift their overall immunisation coverage rate. As this report is directly derived from the information contained in the GPII Practice Preliminary (Calculation) Feedback Statement it is critical to improving practice coverage figures in time for the recalculation of the outcomes payment.
The GPII020A report can be produced for practices that are registered for the GPII and that have received the GPII Practice Preliminary (Calculation) Feedback Statement for the relevant quarter. Practices must reach the 10 Whole Patient Equivalents (WPE) threshold in order to get the Feedback Statement and the GPII020A report.
To enable Medicare Australia to release identified information through the GPII020A report, all GPs registered with the practice must sign the Agreement under Section 46E(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973 or have accepted the Terms and Conditions on the ACIR secure internet site.
The GPII020A report provides practices with:
- the most current immunisation history recorded on the ACIR for each child listed (data is current as at the time the report is produced)
- details of single visit children (upon request by the practice)
- the vaccines required to be recorded on the ACIR in order for the child to be assessed as fully immunised.
The data for each child listed on the GPII020A report can include:
- their Medicare card number, name, date of birth and address
- the immunisation status according to the ACIR
- the GPII assessment status
- the due and overdue details at a disease level
- the complete immunisation history as recorded on the ACIR
- details of any medical contraindications or natural immunities recorded on the ACIR.
The GPII020A report does not include children where:
- their parents have chosen to opt out of the ACIR
- a conscientious objection is recorded on the ACIR
- the child is end dated on the ACIR (as the child has died, is living overseas, or is inactive on a Medicare card)
- the parent has not consented to the release of their data from the ACIR (i.e. they have withdrawn consent).
Practices can use the GPII020A report to:
- follow-up children who are overdue for a scheduled immunisation
- contact parent or carers of children who are in a risk group because of an outbreak of a disease
- maintain accurate records in order to provide an immunisation recall/reminder service
- identify vaccination details that are not recorded on the ACIR.
Practices should review the GPII020A report as soon as it is received and forward any missing immunisation details to the ACIR promptly. Ideally, the information should be provided to the ACIR before the next quarter to make sure all additional vaccines are included in the recalculation of the outcomes payment.
If missing information is reported and processed by the ACIR before the recalculation, a practice’s coverage rate may rise to meet the required threshold to receive a positive adjustment in the outcomes payment for that quarter.
Practices can write any missing or corrected information on the relevant page/s of the GPII020A report and send it by mail or fax to:
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
GPO Box M933
Perth WA 6843
Fax 08 9254 4810
Authorised providers can request and download their practice’s GPII020A report from the ACIR secure internet site.
To request access or log on to the ACIR secure site, go to HPOS logon.
GPs without access to the internet can complete the GPII Practice report (GPII020A) request form and mail or fax it to:
GPO Box 295
HOBART TAS 7001
Fax 03 6281 0555
Provided all GPs in the practice have signed the Agreement under Section 46E(2) of the Health Insurance Act 1973, a hard copy GPII020A report will be generated which covers the previous quarterly calculation.
Once requested, the GPII020A report is automatically produced each subsequent quarter without the need for further requests to be submitted, providing a Section 46E Agreement is in place and the requesting provider is still current at the practice.
The GPII020A report automatically excludes single visit children (children who only attended the practice once during the 12 month reference period) and children assessed as fully immunised by the ACIR at the time of report production. However, practices can request their report include single visit children and all children included in the GPII calculation by calling 1800 246 101*.
For more information about the GPII020A report, call the GPII enquiry line on 1800 246 101*.
* Call charges apply from mobile and pay phones only.
Last updated: 29 September, 2010