The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) releases new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits at least once a year.
It does this to ensure the NDIS better meets the needs of participants, their families, carers and providers, and to ensure the Scheme remains affordable and in place for future generations of Australians.
The new NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for the 2022-2023 financial year were recently announced. Below are three key changes coming into effect from 1 July 2022 that you should know about:
#1. Support work prices will increase by up to nine per cent
NDIS supports delivered by disability support workers will increase by up to nine per cent. This includes:
- Assistance with self-care activities and establishment fees
- Self and plan management capacity building
- Assistance with Supported Independent Living (SIL)
- Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities, including group supports and establishment fees
- Supports in employment
- Psychosocial recovery coaching
- Tenancy support
- Life transition planning
- Individual skills development
- Transition through school and to further education
- Training for carers/parents
The NDIA has advised that participants’ NDIS funds will increase to account for the price limit changes, so those with an NDIS plan that has been impacted will receive an automatic increase in their remaining plan funds.
#2. There will be no increase in prices for therapy, support coordination and plan management
Prices for therapy, support coordination and plan management will stay the same.
#3. Short notice cancellations will be seven days
Presently, a short notice cancellation is set at two business days for short supports and five days for long supports. Under new definitions, participants will be required to give providers seven days’ notice of a cancellation. If they don’t, the provider will be eligible to claim 100 per cent of the agreed fee associated with the activity from the participant’s plan.
The My Plan Manager team is keeping track of all the latest NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits news, and we’ll let you know of any important changes that could impact your plan.
Find more information about the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits (2022-2023) here.