The latest guide is in effect as of 1st October and includes several changes. The additions include updates on Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI), plus examples for transport claims.
However the biggest change is that disability-related health supports are now available through the NDIS.
New NDIS health supports
These supports are available for eligible NDIS participants and must be linked to the person’s functional and long-term impairment. They cover supports for:
- Continence: covers catheter maintenance and care
- Diabetic management: includes the development, implementation, and review of a management plan
- Dysphagia: covers swallowing therapy and development of a meal time management plan
- Epilepsy: includes implementation and monitoring of participant’s Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) and/or Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP)
- Nutrition: covers Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) equipment
- Podiatry: includes assessment and development, implementation, and review of care plan
- Respiratory: covers required medical equipment and machines
- Wound and pressure care: includes supports to use Lymphoedema machines and consumables
See full details of each health support here.
Any acute or post-acute care, chronic health conditions unrelated to disability, palliative, diagnostic, and non-ongoing health conditions will continue to be provided by the health system.
The NDIA will contact eligible participants over the next few months. To avoid delays eligible participants will be able to claim under their core budget during the transition period. Most participants will also receive access at their next plan review.
As certified NDIS service providers we work closely with the NDIS and Local Coordinators to help West Australians get the support they need. If you have any concerns about access then our team can help: either email or call us at 1800 610 665.