From 1 January 2023 changes to the PIP IHI will come into effect. These changes include:
- expanded eligibility for outcome payments to include First Nations patients under the age of 15.
- the addition of GP Mental Health Treatment Plans as eligible items for outcome payments.
- the introduction of a 12-month rolling window for practices to deliver services, giving them more time to achieve outcome payments.
- the introduction of a back-ended payment structure.
The updated PIP IHI guidelines outline all the changes and are now available on the Services Australia website.