Improvements in NDIS pricing following an annual price review and initiatives to assist with employment opportunities have been announced ahead of new market settings that become effective on July 1.
Updates to the NDIS Price Guide follows consultation with participants, providers and the wider disability sector, as part of the 2020-21 Price Review.
NDIS Minister Stuart Robert said the initiatives included in the Price Guide and Support Catalogue are intended to help people with a disability find employment and support people with psychosocial disability to achieve their goals.
“It is imperative people with disability get value for money for their supports and providers are confident in their ability to continue to provide services. I’m satisfied the new NDIS Price Guide has found the right balance to continue the growth and success of the scheme,” he said.
Other significant outcomes from the review include:
- The ability for providers to claim non-labour costs associated with travel, encouraging wider service delivery and greater choice for participants in regional and remote areas
- Simplification of the pricing arrangements for group-based supports and the introduction of programs of supports to offer more choices for participants
- Expand and diversify employment opportunities for participants.
The report for the Annual Price Review, and an updated NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue for 2020-21 can be viewed on the NDIS website: www.ndis.gov.au