Dates for National Disability Insurance Agency provider forums announced. The Independent Pricing Review of NDIS support is being undertaken by McKinsey & Company on behalf of the NDIA. The Review will assess the NDIA’s pricing strategy and approach, as well as specific price settings for supports and services that are critical to the NDIS market stewardship role and the path to price deregulation.  It will recommend a pricing structure that is fair for providers and participants and financially sustainable for the NDIS.

The forums represent an opportunity for providers to give feedback on NDIS support pricing and its impact on provider economics and the transition to Full Scheme. Providers do not need to resubmit feedback they have already provided.

The NDIA is committed to ensuring that the NDIS pricing for provider services are:

  • Commercially sustainable for providers
  • Represents value for money for participants
  • Supports the overall viability of the NDIS
  • Encourages innovation to drive more efficient practices and deliver better service to participants
  • Supports the goal of deregulating prices over time

The Review will consider a range of pricing drivers, including:

  • National versus regional pricing
  • Pricing of services with different levels of complexity
  • Pricing of short stay support, and for emergency and crisis supports
  • Thin and undersupplied markets, particularly in regional and remote areas
  • Relative provider efficiencies
  • Adequacy of provider returns
  • Effectiveness of the hourly return approach used to set prices

It will also consult with providers nationally to understand:

  • Their business models and pricing structures
  • Their cost impacts as a result of transitioning to the NDIS
  • Their views on the most recent NDIS pricing adjustments
  • Opportunities for sector innovation and efficiencies

The Independent Pricing Review will consult through interviews with key providers and provider groups, with a series of open forums throughout September.  There will also be an online forum to seek input from providers operating in rural and regional Australia. The forum schedule is as follows:

Darwin: September 15 – Darwin Convention Centre

Canberra: September 19 – National Convention Centre

Sydney: September 20 – Dooleys Lidcombe

Newcastle: September 21 – Wests City Newcastle Club

Online Forum: September 26 – TBC

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