Registration for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive is now open

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Last updated 3 July 2024
Registration for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive is now open

Registration for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive opened for eligible practices and providers on 1 July 2024.

To take advantage of the Incentive, practices need to be registered in the Organisation Register, and providers need to be linked to their MyMedicare registered practice.

About the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive

Eligible providers and practices registered with MyMedicare will be able to receive incentive payments for providing regular visits and care planning to older people living in aged care.

Payments are:

  • $300 per patient, per year, paid to the responsible provider, and
  • $130 per patient, per year, paid to the practice.

The payments will be quarterly, in addition to existing Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) rebates for services delivered.

Rural loadings will apply to provider and practice incentive payments for Modified Monash Model (MMM) regions MMM 3 to MMM 7.

Read more about the Incentive and the eligibility on the Department of Health and Aged Care website.

How to register for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive

To register for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Log in to PRODA to access your organisation’s HPOS account.

  2. Navigate to the Organisation Site Record.

  3. Under the MyMedicare Program Registration tab, select Details then select Add Banking Details.

  4. Add new or choose existing bank account details, noting you may need to wait 24 hours before you can register for the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive.

  5. Under the Program Registration tab, go to New Program, then MyMedicare GPACI.

  6. Add program.

  7. Review details on the view only screen.

  8. Check declaration and select Save.

Additional support for your practice

Brisbane South PHN is committed to supporting practices in our region to transition to the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive.

Visit the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive page on our website, or reach out to our team at support@bsphn.org.au for additional information or support.

Join our General Practice in Aged Care Incentive dinner event

Please join us over dinner on Tuesday 30 July 2024 to hear more about what this incentive will mean for you, your patients, and your practice. Register for the dinner event now.