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PIP payments for those affected by bushfire

A number of measures have been implemented to support general practices and other healthcare services directly touched by bushfires.

In addition to the physical damage caused by the devastating fires, general practices, Aboriginal medical services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations may also be indirectly financially impacted.
 
A suite of temporary measures under the Department of Health’s (DoH’s) Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP)/Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) have been designed to make it easier for healthcare services adversely affected by the bushfires to recover and continue providing quality care to their communities.
 
Payments will proceed as usual for practices located within bushfire-affected regions that were compliant with requirements in the previous 1 August – 31 October 2019 PIP payment quarter and were unable to meet the requirements for the current payment quarter (1 November 2019 to 31 January 2020).
 
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(Source: RACGP)



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