Pharmacy Practice Incentives Program Data

The Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (6CPA), between the Commonwealth and Pharmacy Guild of Australia, includes the Pharmacy Practice Incentives (PPI) Program.

Page last updated: 28 August 2017

The PPI Program supports pharmacies to provide medicines to consumers in instalments, when directed by the prescriber, or packed into Dose Administration Aids to assist with improving the quality use of medicines. The Clinical Interventions priority area supports pharmacists to identify, manage, and document drug related issues associated with a patient’s medicine.

Pharmacies participating in the PPI Program must display and comply with the Community Pharmacy Service Charter which assists consumers to understand what level of service they can expect to receive from their local community pharmacy.

Eligible community pharmacies are entitled to claim incentive payments four times a year for the number of Clinical Interventions and/or Dose Administration Aids services provided in the relevant claiming period.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia administers applications to participate and claims for payment for the PPI Program. Further information is available at the 6CPA website.

The following data will be provided on a six-monthly basis, six months in arrears, and may be adjusted due to retrospective claims and recoveries processed by the Guild. Similar data for the Medication Management Review Program can be found on the Medication Management Review Data web page.

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Number of Clinical Interventions undertaken by claiming period.

Claiming PeriodNo of ClaimsNo of Services
1 July – 30 September 2011
(3 month period)
3,356
154,243
1 October – 31 December 2011
(3 month period)
3,570
206,668
1 January – 31 March 2012
(3 month period)
3,733
310,733
1 April – 31 May 2012
(2 month period)
3,914
339,537
1 June – 30 September 2012
(4 month period)
4,124
1,115,714
1 October – 31 December 2012
(3 month period)
4,139
1,093,590
1 January – 31 March 2013
(3 month period)
4,194
1,045,291
1 April – 31 May 2013
(2 month period)
3,863
559,916
1 June – 30 September 2013
(4 month period)
4,238
1,035,509
1 October - 31 December 2013
(3 month period)
4,252
785,875
1 January – 31 March 2014
(3 month period)
4,392
844,448
1 April – 31 May 2014
(2 month period)
4,164
608,468
1 June - 30 September 2014
(4 month period)
4,442
1,277,520
1 October - 31 December 2014
(3 month period)
4,408
1,026,814
1 January – 31 March 2015
(3 month period)
4,531
1,133,027
1 April – 31 May 2015
(2 month period)
4,438
772,156
1 June – 30 September 2015
(4 month period)
4,647
1,546,736
1 October – 31 December 2015
(3 month period)
4,642
1,277,620
1 January – 31 March 2016
(3 month period)
4,784
1,441,389
1 April – 31 May 2016
(2 month period)
4,619
1,124,817
1 June – 30 September 2016
(4 month period)
4,624
1,126,400
1 October – 31 December 2016
(3 month period)
4,840
1,857,509
1 January – 31 March 2017
(3 month period)
4,839
1,853,155

Number of Dose Administration Aids prepared by claiming period.

Claiming Period
No of Claims
No of Services*
1 July – 30 September 2011
(3 month period)
3,719
1,694,937
1 October – 31 December 2011
(3 month period)
3,883
1,886,282
1 January – 31 March 2012
(3 month period)
3,932
1,997,599
1 April – 31 May 2012
(2 month period)
4,109
1,479,836
1 June – 30 September 2012
(4 month period)
4,135
2,878,474
1 October – 31 December 2012
(3 month period)
4,144
2,360,287
1 January – 31 March 2013
(3 month period)
4,157
2,306,680
1 April – 31 May 2013
(2 month period)
3,847
1,550,306
1 June – 30 September 2013
(4 month period)
4,203
3,258,649
1 October - 31 December 2013
(3 month period)
4,290
2,691,714
1 January – 31 March 2014
(3 month period)
4,445
2,780,829
1 April – 31 May 2014
(2 month period)
4,239
1,954,363
1 June - 30 September 2014
(4 month period)
4,481
3,943,367
1 October - 31 December 2014
(3 month period)
4,509
3,159,499
1 January – 31 March 2015
(3 month period)
4,588
3,185,892
1 April – 31 May 2015
(2 month period)
4504
2,267,893
1 June – 30 September 2015
(4 month period)
4,628
4,652,716
1 October – 31 December 2015
(3 month period)
4,673
3,571,915
1 January – 31 March 2016
(3 month period)
4,767
3,614,296
1 April – 31 May 2016
(2 month period)
4,623
2,509,802
1 June – 30 September 2016
(4 month period)
4,624
2,514,149
1 October – 31 December 2016
(3 month period)
4,837
4,040,554
1 January – 31 March 2017
(3 month period)
4,835
4,035,525
*The total number of patients that received a DAA service during each week multiplied by number of weeks in claiming period.