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Quick Primer – Changes to the GP Rural Incentives Program

GP Rural Incentives Program

The new budget saw some changes to the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP). Here is a brief rundown of the main points of how the system will work from July 1, 2015.

 

  • Locations will be classified under the Modified Monash Model, seen by many as a more evidence-based approach to geographical classification
  • Eligible locations will be in MMM 3-7
  • Payments will range from $4,500-$60,000 depending on location and year of service
  • GPs who are new to the scheme will receive payments after eight active quarters providing Medicare services in MMM 3-5 areas and after four active quarters in MMM 6-7 areas
  • Leave periods can be taken up to five years without losing status

For more information on the program, visit the official site.

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If you have been considering a change, this could be an ideal opportunity to talk to our team to see what GP jobs may be available in areas that attract payments under the GPRIP. To get started quickly, complete the form below, and one of our consultants will be in contact.

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