The way NDIS supports operate can be hard to wrap your head around at first. And with regular updates and changes to funding, it’s too easy to feel a little lost.
So today we’ve taken the Price Guide and broken it down so you can understand how your supports are being provided.
The latest price guide
The NDIS has just released a new Price Guide that will be effective from 1st October 2019 onwards – a full update on latest changes will follow shortly. Since July the scheme has operated under a single national price guide, which we covered in detail here.
The Price Guide includes details on each support, while the Price Catalogue sets out prices and limits per category. Access them both here.
Why are some supports different from others?
The NDIS is managed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). They make sure that you receive supports that are fair, reasonable, and value for money.
To achieve this they put price controls on certain supports that have yet to be fully developed in the market. This means that there’s a limit to the price that can be charged for each support, and specific conditions need to be met to provide the support.
Price controls are reviewed and adjusted regularly towards reducing control in the long-term.
In the NDIS Price Guide you will find supports that have either:
- No controls (eg. transport support)
- A price limit (eg. attendant care)
- Are quotable; where participants need to get supplier quotes which are passed onto the NDIA to review and verify. (eg. assistive technology)
Support purpose, outcome, and category
Once you’ve developed your NDIS plan you will receive funding depending on the goals you set for yourself. This funding goes towards different purposes, which we’ve outlined in detail in this guide.
These support purposes are linked directly to goals in your NDIS plan. Goals are divided into different categories or Outcome Domains. Examples include goals for Daily Living, Work, or Social and Community Participation. This helps you and your providers ensure your supports are helping you in the right way.
This framework shows how the purpose and outcomes are connected to specific funding categories:
We’ll share specific details about supports in our next article. In the meantime, check out all our NDIS guides.
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