New Incentive payment for GPs vaccinating aged care and disability workers

5 Aug 2021

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: https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/08/covid-19-vaccination-practice-incentive-payment-in-reach-residential-aged-care-and-disability-support-worker-covid-19-vaccination.pdf