Information for GPs, LMOs and specialists about:

  • claiming for treatment provided to the veteran community
  • fee schedules
  • guidelines
  • information for Medical Practitioners
  • LMO notes
  • Repatriation Comprehensive Care scheme (RCCS)
  • rural enhancement initiative
  • pharmaceuticals.

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Practice Nurse Incentive Program

The Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) commenced on 1 January 2012.

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) loading: Practices that are eligible for the PNIP and provide GP services to DVA Gold Card holders will be eligible for a yearly, per veteran payment. These practices will be identified by Medicare Australia and paid in August each year.

The DVA loading will be calculated by determining the number of Gold Card holders who receive an ‘in rooms’ consultation in an eligible practice during each year. An amount will be paid for each DVA Gold Card holder, regardless of the practice location, nursing qualifications or the number of nurses per practice. There are no limitations on the number of DVA loadings paid per practice.

Where a Gold Card holder chooses to use more than one practice each year, the DVA loading will be divided across the practices based on the percentage of total consultation fees paid.

For more information on PNIP refer to Medicare Australia