A Clinical Intervention is a professional activity undertaken by a registered pharmacist directed towards improving the quality use of medicines by patients. It may result in a recommendation for a change in the patient’s medication therapy, means of administration and/ or medication-taking behaviour. Community pharmacists are highly trained health professionals who are in an ideal position to detect, resolve and document drug-related problems during the course of prescription-related activities, predominantly dispensing and counselling.
For the purposes of the Pharmacy Practice Incentives (PPIs), a Clinical Intervention must relate to a medicine and must be recorded under the D.O.C.U.T. components when using the D.O.C.U.M.E.N.T. classification system. However, it does not include generic medicine substitution, routine prescription-related counselling, CMI provision or professional activities undertaken directed towards improving QUM during HMR, RMMR, Medscheck or Diabetes Medscheck services.
An incentive payment will be paid four times per year to Eligible Community Pharmacies who are participating in this priority area that meet the Program requirements and QCPP accreditation requirements when delivering a Clinical Intervention service.
To receive incentive payments for delivering Clinical Interventions for any of the eligible Claiming Periods you MUST complete and lodge a valid PPI Periodic payment(s) application (Claim form) to the Department of Human Service (Medicare) by the eligible Claiming Period due date.
Click on Forms & Factsheets below to access resources developed to assist you with calculating and lodging a claim.