New Incentive payment for GPs vaccinating aged care and disability workers

Australian Medical Association

The Practice Incentive Payment – in-reach residential aged care and disability support worker COVID-19 vaccination payment is now available for GPs to support the administration of in-reach vaccination clinics to aged care and disability support workers. The payment is available until 31 October 2021.

This funding is only available for vaccinations that are provided via a dedicated in-reach service for residential aged care or disability support workers.

Funding includes:

· A $1,000 payment once a minimum threshold of 50 unvaccinated residential aged care or disability support workers (cumulative) have been provided a COVID-19 vaccination (1 dose) at an in-reach clinic.

· $20 for every dose provided to an unvaccinated residential aged care or disability support worker thereafter (with a maximum payment of $40 per worker for two doses).

Additional funding is only available where an in-reach service is conducted and not when aged care or disability support workers attend a general practice.

The additional payment is permitted to be backdated to 29 April 2021 where sufficient evidence of in-reach vaccination clinics can be provided to support the claim.

More details on the payment are included in this document:

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