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Key Facts

  • Indexation

    Any unspent funds in your plan at the end of the financial year - 30 June - will be indexed to account for any increases in the cost of NDIS supports.

  • NDIS Bereavement Addendum

    The NDIS Bereavement Addendum is a supporting document that can be read in conjunction with NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. It lists the support items that providers can claim after an NDIS participant has died.

NDIS price guide news

New NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2023-24

27 Jun 2023

The NDIA have released their Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2023–24 with information from their Annual Pricing Review.

The following pricing adjustments will be effective as of 1 July 2023.  The plans of NDIS participants will be indexed to account for these changes.

Supports delivered by disability support workers

Prices for supports delivered by disability support workers will be increased by 5.3%. This increase has taken the following into account:

  • an adjustment to price limits in line with the Fair Work Commission’s decision to increase award wages. 
  • an extension of the temporary loading at 1% for another 12 months, with this loading expected to end on 30 June 2024. 
  • an increase of 0.1% to reflect the inclusion of paid family and domestic violence leave into the Disability Support Worker Cost Model. 
  • passing on the increase to the Superannuation Guarantee Charge of 0.5%.

Therapy supports

There will be no adjustment to the pricing arrangements and price limits for therapy supports as the NDIA believes pricing remains competitive in the market. 

Support coordination and plan management supports

  • Level 1 support coordination will be increased by 5.3%.
  • There will be no increase to the price limits for support coordination level 2 and 3. 
  • There will be no increase to the price limits for plan management supports.
  • The NDIA believes that the increase in the number of providers delivering support coordination and plan management suggests the current market rate is still viable.

Other supports

The price limit for other supports will be increased by 4.36%.

Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) Loading

As scheduled, the TTP loading will be further reduced to 1.5%. The TTP Loading will cease from 1 July 2024.

Want to know more?

If you would like more information regarding the new Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits visit the NDIA website here.  

We will also be updating our pocket-sized price summaries to reflect the changes. If you would like us to send you some copies, please email your address to manager@idealplan.com.au


New NDIS Pricing Arrangements - Valid 5th May 2023

09 May 2023

Version 1.2 of the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-2023 has been released. It is effective as of 5th May 2023. Here is a summary of the main changes that we’ve observed:

Programs of Supports

  • The maximum duration of a Program of Support has increased from 12 weeks to 6 months.
  • Providers can now only charge a maximum of 4 weeks of consecutive non-attendance. This was previously unlimited within the 12 weeks. A provider will only be able to claim past this point if they are notified by the participant that they wish to continue the Program of Support during their period of non-attendance.
  • Each instance of support needs to be delivered before the provider can claim for that instance of support.

Transitional Arrangements for Group Supports

  • Transitional arrangements for group supports have been extended to 31 December 2023. They were previously due to end on 30 June 2023. There are currently no changes to the price limits for group supports under the transitional arrangements.

Other Changes

  • The inclusion of group-based supports under the Non-Face-to-Face policy has been clarified.
  • The Subscription Services policy has been extended to include high-value subscriptions for Assistive Technology (AT).
  • Providers charging Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) pricing will not need to participate in a financial benchmarking survey for 2022-23 to continue to charge TTP rates.

 

There have been no changes to the price limits for any supports.


Latest NDIS Pricing Arrangements and COVID updates

05 Oct 2022

The NDIA have recently released updated versions of the following documents:

- Version 1.1 of the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2022-2023

- Version 1.2 of the COVID Addendum 2022-2023

Both documents are effective as of 1 October 2022. Here is a summary of the main changes that we’ve observed:

 

Changes to the COVID Addendum

Portable Air Purifier

As a temporary COVID measure, Participants may be able to use their existing Core funding to purchase a portable air purifier. Participants may be eligible if they:

  • have a disability that puts them at increased risk of acquiring COVID-19 or becoming seriously ill if they do acquire it (such as a disability that compromises breathing)
  • are at increased risk of acquiring Covid-19 due to the close personal supports they receive
  • are unable to effectively minimise their risk of acquiring COVID-19 through other means due to their disability

The expected price range of a portable air purifier would lie between $300-$700 per unit and will be treated as low-cost AT. As such, Participants who wish to purchase a device that costs less than $1500 won’t need to provide evidence or seek approval.

However, Participants who require additional funding or believe they need to purchase a device that costs more than $1500 will need to undergo a plan reassessment and provide relevant evidence.

 

Changes to the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits

Terminology

  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) will now be referred to as Early Childhood (EC) Supports.

Core supports

  • The line items for Early Childhood Supports in Core have been changed. Separate line items for Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Podiatrists, and Dietitians have been added whereas the line items for Counsellors and Exercise Physiologists have been removed. The removed supports may potentially still be claimable using the ‘Other Professionals’ line item.
  • Onsite Shared Supports for Specialty Disability Accommodation (SDA) have been added as Core supports.

Capacity Building

  • The line item 15_005_0118_1_3 for therapy supports from an ‘Early Childhood Professional’ (previously ‘Other Professional’) has been clarified further. Providers that are now specified in this line item include Developmental Educators, Early Childhood Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and Speech Pathologists. Supports from ‘Other Professionals’ are still included in this line item.
  • Qualification requirements for ‘Other Professionals’ have been changed in CB Improved Daily Living for Early Childhood Supports. Providers must have a bachelor’s degree or higher in their relevant area and be registered with their relevant peak body. It is also expected that the provider delivers supports in line with the NDIS Commission’s NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators for Early Childhood Supports rather than the registration requirements for the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission. As such, parents may be able to choose alternative professionals, such as those that specialise in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), to provide Early Childhood Support.

The therapy supports for Participants who are aged 7 and older remain unchanged.