Under the newly signed Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement, funding for the Clinical Interventions Program will cease from 1 July 2020.
Claiming for the April-June 2020 quarter will proceed as normal. However, all claims must be lodged within the two week claiming period of 1 July to 14 July 2020 and there will be no ability to lodge any exceptional circumstance requests beyond 31 July 2020.
The Clinical Interventions Program was introduced in 2011 as one of the six components of the 5CPA Pharmacy Practice Incentives Program to encourage pharmacies and pharmacists to document clinical intervention services which were already being routinely delivered and provide data to the Department.
The program was continued into the 6CPA.
The Department recognises that, even though funding has ceased for documenting services, pharmacies should have processes in place to continue to undertake these important interventions where there is a clinical need. However, the documentation is left to the discretion of the pharmacies and data will no longer need to be provided to the administrator.
Pharmacies and pharmacists are thanked for their involvement in this program over the last nine years.