You might be aware that the NDIA sets the price for some supports included in a participant’s NDIS plan. These prices are reviewed annually to help providers maximise choice for participants and develop new, innovative services and products.
The NDIA has released its annual price review for 2019-20, which outlines increased price limits across a number of supports. The new prices came into effect on 1 July 2019.
What do the price changes mean for NDIS participants?
Service agreements – Some participants have asked us if they need to establish a new service agreement with us. Centacare service agreements allow for price adjustments so, if you have a service agreement with Centacare, this will not change.
Adjustments to NDIS plans – From 1 July the funding in your existing NDIS plan should have increased in line with indexation and the NDIA price changes. This means that participants should still receive the same volume of supports they did prior to the price changes.
Participants and their families and carers are encouraged to review the NDIA’s annual price review page for an outline of all changes and to access links to the NDIS Price Guide 2019–20 and NDIS Support Catalogue 2019–20.
Disability-related health supports
The COAG Disability Reform Council has agreed that the NDIS will fund a range of disability-related health supports where they are required as part of the participant’s daily life and result directly from the participant’s disability. This includes dysphagia supports, diabetic management supports, continence supports, wound and pressure care supports and more.
From 1 October 2019, participants can access these supports through their NDIS plan. If you are due for an NDIS plan review, make sure you let your planner know if you require any of these supports.
Further information as well as a list of NDIS funded disability-related health supports is available on the Department of Social Services website.
If you have questions, please phone 1300 236 822 or contact your SDM.