08 Apr
April 2019 update: latest pricing changes

April 2019 update: latest pricing changes

Are you in the loop with the NDIS? If you’re not then we’re here to fix that.

Alongside our many guides and resources on the national scheme, we will provide you with the latest developments you need to know about. These updates will include how changes affect people with disability and the families, friends, and carers around them.

Price limit increases

At the end of March the government announced long awaited increases for therapy, attendant care, and community participation funded supports. These changes are in affect from the 1st July 2019 when the new Price Guide is released.

This news means more funding available for participants and service providers for these supports. Changes include an $11 increase of minimum rate for therapists and 15.4% increase to base limits for attendant care and community participation.

According to the NDIS these pricing changes are first of many as we head towards the end of financial year.

Current price guide

The NDIA continues to adjust support prices throughout the year to keep them in line with market trends. Every year an annual review is conducted in preparation for July.

The current Price Guide, released in February this year, included a significant change to pricing tiers. Participants with complex support needs have different levels of support depending on the need. The guide now includes a new Level 3 tier for very high intensity support, which helps make specialised supports more available and affordable.

This affects Core supports like Assistance with Daily Living (Support Category 1.01) and with Social and Community Participation (Support Category 1.04).

The new complex pricing tier is based on the support worker’s skills. Read on for full information about price guides and complex support pricing.

Stay tuned for our next update on NDIS events, developments, and changes! In the meantime, see our NDIS resources.

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