GPACI and MyMedicare registration launch 1 July

In Sunshine Coast by PHN Communications

The General Practice in Aged Care (GPACI) Incentive payments will launch Monday 1 July 2024 and will replace the current Aged Care Access Incentive.

GPACI  Incentive payments are available to participating general practices supporting older people living Residential Aged Care Homes (RACHs) with regular visits and care planning services. The aim is to improve continuity of care and reduce avoidable hospitalisations.

Access will only be available through MyMedicare, and both the general practice and the RACH resident must be registered.

In last month’s edition of Aged Care Matters, Paige Martinez, Country to Coast QLD’s Senior Manager, Healthy Ageing, spoke about GPACI. This month we talk to Childers Family Medicine and Forest View Aged Care about how they have registered patients. View the video.

PHNs in regions experiencing thin markets will be funded to commission services in areas where there are no providers or practices available or willing to provide this care. This will ensure all residential aged care residents can access continuous wrap-around care.

Patient eligibility

Patients must:

  • permanently live in a Residential Aged Care Home, not including respite care
  • register with the MyMedicare program and link to an eligible practice and responsible provider
  • have the General Practice in Aged Care Incentive indicator selected on their MyMedicare profile by their practice.

General practices must be an eligible practice and registered in the: