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New line items added to NDIS Price Guide

The new NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue that took effect on March 1 includes nine new line items to allow claiming for activity-based transport. Providers who have claimed, or intend to claim, the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 must fill in this survey to be eligible to claim for TTP.

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The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) sets price limits for some supports to ensure they provide value for money for participants. Changes to prices are updated to respond to market trends and changes in costs and are generally identified through an Annual Price Review. The review is undertaken by the NDIA in the lead up to a new financial year, with any new prices outlined in an updated price guide, effective from July 1 each year.

Changes to the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2019–20 include:

  • Participant transport information including the reasonable levels of costs that providers can claim for non-labour transport costs
  • Nine new line items for activity-based transport including a revised example to help providers submit payment requests in the myplace provider portal for costs incurred when transporting or accompanying participants to and from community activities that are funded in participant plans
  • Providers of selected capacity building supports relating to accessing and maintaining employment or higher education can also claim for activity-based transport costs.

Understanding the Price Guide explains the key changes in the 2019-20 Price Guide and Support Catalogue and how they might affect participants, their families and carers. It is important for participants to understand all of the prices they might be charged, so they can be confident of receiving value for money from their plan budget.

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The Pricing Reference Group helps guide NDIS price regulation activities and decisions. Refer to the Annual price review page for the latest updates.

Providers can also read the NDIA’s Market position statements and recently released quarterly data on the performance of the NDIS.

For information on these changes visit the NDIS website.