MyMedicare update: General Practice in Aged Care Incentive 

  12 February 2024  NWMPHN   

The new General Practice in Aged Care Incentive (GPACI) supports every aged care resident to receive quality primary care services from a regular general practitioner and practice, improving continuity of care and reducing avoidable hospitalisations.

The program will start on 1 August 2024, and access will only be available through MyMedicare, with both the general practice and Residential Aged Care Home (RACH) resident to be registered.

To support the GPs, practices and RACHs to participate in GPACI, PHNs will soon receive funding to match residents with a regular primary care provider in MyMedicare, if they do not already have one.

PHNs in regions experiencing thin markets will also be funded to commission services in areas where there is a lack of providers or practices willing to provide this care. This will ensure all residential aged care residents can access continuous wrap-around care.

We anticipate this process will start from April 2024. We will update you as soon as we receive more information. For more information about MyMedicare, see this Department of Health and Aged Care webpage.