Costs

The Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) is an accredited pharmacy funded program and must cover all its costs from program accreditation fees.

Accreditation Fees

Accreditation date on or before 30 June 2017

As part of the Program and Assessment Rules an accreditation fee invoice will be sent to your pharmacy annually. In your accreditation year, after you have been assessed, you will receive an invoice which is inclusive of both your accreditation and assessment fees. Every other year, called your anniversary year, an invoice is sent for your annual accreditation fee only.

The accreditation fees for pharmacies with an accreditation date on or before 30 June 2017 are as indicated in the table below:

Accreditation date
on or before
30 June 2017

2017 fees ex. GST

2017 fees incl. GST

Guild Members
Accreditation fee
Assessment fee
Total


$1829.12
$800.00
$2629.12


$2012.04
$880.00
$2892.04

Non-Guild Members
Accreditation fee
Assessment fee
Total


$2223.39
$800.00
$3023.39


$2445.73
$880.00
$3325.73


Accreditation date on or after 1 July 2017

In response to pharmacy feedback and ongoing internal efficiency projects, QCPP is pleased to announce a simplification and reduction of fees from 1 July 2017. The QCPP Annual Fee includes:
  • Accreditation services, including certification against AS85000 Quality Care Pharmacy Standard: quality management system for pharmacies in Australia.^
  • One on-site QCPP assessment every two years, including travel costs*
  • Access to QCPP Requirements
  • Access to QCPP Knowledge Hub
  • Access to interpretation and rulings advice on QCPP Requirements

The annual fee for pharmacies with an accreditation date on or after 1 July 2017 are as indicated in the table below:

Accreditation date
on or after
1 July 2017

Fee (excluding
GST)

Fee (including
GST)

QCPP annual fee
(includes one reaccreditation on-site
assessment per accreditation cycle*
as part of the Annual QCPP fee)

$2200.00

$2420.00

Fees for other QCPP services have not changed. A full schedule of QCPP fees is published below/

 

Item

Fee (excluding GST)

Fee (including GST)

Annual QCPP fee

$2200.00

$2420.00

QCPP on-site assessment (pharmacies receive one initial or reaccreditation on-site assessment per accreditation cycle as part of the Annual QCPP fee)

$800.00

$880.00

Cancelled assessment:

 

 

  • QCPP Assessment included as part of the Annual QCPP fee

Forfeiture of on-site assessment included in annual fee

 

  • Other QCPP assessment

100% QCPP assessment fee

 

Partial assessments:

 

 

  • Expansion of services

$100 per service assessed

$110 per service assessed

Certificate of Accreditation (replacement)

$27.27

$30.00

QCPP Decal (replacement)

$9.09

$10.00

Credit card surcharge – American Express

2.75%

 

Credit card surcharge – MasterCard and Visa

Nil

Nil

Payment Methods

QCPP offers a number of payment methods. Our preferred method of payment is BPAY.

BPAY: Once your pharmacy receives your annual QCPP invoice, payment can be made over the internet using your cheque or savings account or by calling your financial institution. Your customer reference number will be different each time your annual QCPP invoice is issued.

Credit cards: Pharmacies that pay any QCPP fees via AMEX will be charged a 2.75% (incl. GST) surcharge. MasterCard and Visa do not attract a surcharge.

Other payment options: QCPP also offers other surcharge free payment options including cheque and EFT via prior arrangement.

Please call the QCPP helpline on 1300 363 340 if you wish to discuss your QCPP fees or payment options.

QCPP Requirements

Access to AS85000:2011 and the QCPP Requirements is mandatory for QCPP accreditation. Each QCPP accredited pharmacy or any pharmacy undergoing reaccreditation will be required to either:

  • own a current hard copy QCPP Requirements Manual (no longer available for purchase) or,
  • an electronic version of both the requirements manual and AS 85000:2011: Quality Care Pharmacy Standard: A quality management system for pharmacies in Australia (Australian Standard). The Standard can be purchased directly from SAI Global.

Under QCPP rules, your pharmacy must be assessed by a QCPP endorsed assessor every two years in order to remain QCPP accredited. As indicated in the table above Assessments (except where included in the QCPP annual fee for accreditations dates on or after 1 July 2017) are charged at $880 including GST.

^ Certification is contingent on pharmacy meeting all requirements of certification, including successful completion of QCPP Assessment, adherence to QCPP Rules and payment of fees.
* Cancellation policy applies. Additional fees payable if assessment cancelled within 10 calendar days of assessment
 
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