Dose Administration Aids

Dose Administration Aids (DAAs) have been designed to assist consumers in the community community to better manage their medicines, with the objective of avoiding medication misadventure and improving medication compliance.

For the purpose of this programme a Dose Administration Aid (DAA) is defined as a well-sealed, tamper-evident device that allows individual medicine doses to be organised according to the prescribed dose schedule.  There are a number of commercially available products on the market.

This incentive specifically relates to the DAA service delivery to patients living within the community and excludes patients who reside in Government funded Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) or correctional facilities.

Participation

To be eligible to receive incentive payments for the DAA Programme, a community pharmacy must:

  • be a Section 90 Pharmacy;
  • be accredited by an approved Pharmacy Accreditation Program such as the Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP);
  • agree to publicly display and comply with the Community Pharmacy Service Charter and Customer Service Statement;
  • register for the programme via the 6CPA Registration and Claiming Portal;
  • continue to meet the above eligibility criteria while participating in the DAA Programme; and
  • deliver DAA services in accordance with the PPI Programme Specific Guidelines.

Claiming and Payments

Pharmacies will be paid a periodic incentive payment when delivering DAA services in accordance with the PPI Programme Specific Guidelines.

Community pharmacies participating in the DAA Programme are required to submit a DAA claim via the 6CPA Registration and Claiming Portal during the Claim Due Date period for each eligible claiming period listed below.

PPI – Eligible Claiming Periods Claim Due Date
1 January to 31 March (approx. 13 weeks) 1 – 14 April
1 April to 31 May (approx. 9 weeks) 1 – 14 June
1 June to 30 September (approx. 17 weeks) 1 – 14 October
1 October to 31 December (approx. 13 weeks) 1 – 14 January

Note: As stated in the PPI Programme Specific Guidelines, claims will be rejected if received after the claim due date.