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Last updated: 3 September 2015

Cultural Awareness (Indigenous)

Cultural awareness module for PIP Indigenous Health Incentive

ACRRM's online cultural awareness module is accredited training for the Practice Incentive Payments (Indigenous Health Incentives).

The relevant sign-on and other Medicare payments are outlined below.

The 15-hour module provides opportunities to understand medical practice from an indigenous perspective and to work towards improving your indigenous patients’ confidence and wellbeing. To be eligible for the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive, the module must be completed by a GP in the practice and one other person working in the practice. The second person could be non-medical, such as the practice manager. Training needs to be completed within 12 months of joining the PIP (IHI).

For further information about this module please view the RRMEO Educational Inventory item.

Enrolment fees

  • Member = $120 (inc GST)
  • Non-member = $180 (inc GST)
Two in a practice
  • At least 1 is a member = $280 (total) (inc GST)
  • Neither is a member = $320 (total) (inc GST)

Enrol now online

You can enrol now by completing the online enrolment form.

Free introductory module: For ACRRM members (and members of subscribing institutions) there is also a free, five-hour version designed as an introduction for medical students and junior doctors. Further details on RRMEO. Please view membership options if you are interested in becoming an ACRRM member.

Medicare payments and criteria

Sign-on Payment: $1000 per practice
One-off payment to practices that agree to undertake specified activities to improve the provision of care to their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with a chronic disease.

Patient Registration Payment: $250 per eligible patient per calendar year
A payment to practices for each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient aged 15 years and over, registered with the practice for chronic disease management.

Outcomes Payment: up to $250 total

Tier 1:$100 per eligible patient per calendar year
Payment to practices for each registered patient for whom a target level of care is provided by the practice in a calendar year.
Tier 2: $150 per eligible patient per calendar year
Payment to practices for providing the majority of care for a registered patient in a calendar year.