General Practice in Aged Care Incentive (GPACI) – MyMedicare

From 1 July, the new General Practice in Aged Care Incentive (GPACI) commenced, providing incentive payments to practices and general practitioners for delivering regular visits and care planning to older people living in residential aged care.

This is the first incentive that requires MyMedicare registration and is voluntary for both consumers and general practices.

The General Practice in Aged Care Incentive program Guidelines are now available.

The General Practice Aged Care Incentive supports general practices to deliver regular, proactive services and care planning to older people living in residential aged care homes.

Services Australia have published information for practices about the process in PRODA and HPOS to register the practice to participate in the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive, and how to link Responsible Providers and patients.

Preparing your practice and team for GPACI, ask your practice these questions:

  • Which General Practitioners will be your Responsible Providers and have ongoing responsibility for visiting patients in Residential Aged Care Homes?
  • Will any other members of your practice team also provide some of the visiting services to your Residential Aged Care home patients?
  • How will visits be planned and coordinated with your practice team and the residential aged care home?
    • Will you schedule regular recurring visits to aged care homes into the calendars of your practice team?
    • How will you communicate with the residential aged care home to confirm appointments, or handle enquires from the home if care advice is required in between visits?
  • Will your practice be accepting new patients from Residential Aged Care Homes?
    • If so, consider contacting the aged care home to let them know and provide them with information they can share with patients about how to register with MyMedicare with your practice.

For other resources on MyMedicare and to also support you in encouraging your patients in Residential Aged Care Homes to register for MyMedicare with your practice, please go to:

Catch up on our CESPHN webinar recording: Navigating MyMedicare and preparing for the Aged Care Incentive

If you require support for your practice on MyMedicare, please contact practicesupport@cesphn.com.au