Workforce Incentive Program – Doctor Stream: Flexible Payment System

Page last updated: 19 February 2021

Medical practitioners need to apply under the Workforce Incentive Program (WIP) – Doctor Stream Flexible Payment System (FPS) if they provide eligible non-billed services and/or undertake training (under approved training pathways) that is not reflected in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) records.

Medical practitioners who have received a payment under the Central Payment System (CPS) may apply for a ‘top-up’ payment under the FPS if they fit into the Alternative Employment Provisions and have not billed the MBS for all eligible services, or, if they meet the eligibility requirements under the Special Top-Up Provisions.

See the WIP Guidelines for full details of the eligibility requirements.

Medical practitioners applying for payment under the FPS are required to do so using the application form below. The supporting documentation required is detailed in the Application Form and in the WIP Guidelines.

The WIP – Doctor Stream FPS Application Form needs to be submitted directly to the Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) in the state or territory in which the medical practitioner has provided the majority of their services or training. See below for contact information.

Participants undertaking training are no longer required to complete a separate training confirmation form. The confirmation is included in the Application Form below.

WIP – Doctor Stream Flexible Payment System Application Form

Please note this form requires handwritten signatures and is therefore intended to be paper based. The Printable PDF version is the recommended document for medical practitioners to download, print, complete and submit.

WIP – Doctor Stream Flexible Payment System Application Form (PDF 397 KB)
WIP – Doctor Stream Flexible Payment System Application Form (Word 576 KB)

Contact information: Rural Workforce Agencies

For queries related to the FPS or to submit an application, please contact the relevant RWA:

NT – Northern Territory Primary Health Network
Phone: (08) 8982 1032

SA – Rural Doctors Workforce Agency South Australia
Phone: (08) 8234 8277

WA – Rural Health West
Phone: (08) 6389 4500

TAS – HRPlus Tas
Phone: (03) 6332 8600

NSW – New South Wales Rural Doctors Network
Phone: (02) 4924 8000

QLD – Health Workforce Queensland
Phone: (07) 3105 7853

VIC – Rural Workforce Agency Victoria
Phone: (03) 9349 7800