What does the new NDIS Price Guide mean for you?

What does the new NDIS Price Guide mean for you?

Why do we have a new NDIS Price Guide? 

A new NDIS Price Guide was recently introduced effective 1st July 2020 to 30th June 2021. The reason we have adjustments to prices is driven by an annual review cycle. The NDIA determines whether the current price arrangements are still aligned with the market.

General changes to the NDIS Price Guide: 

  • From the 1st of July, you will be charged 100% of the appointment fee if you do not attend your service. 2 business days’ notice is required for cancellation. 
  • The new Price Guide clarifies evening support times as any support to an individual that begins after 8pm and concludes at or before midnight on a singular weekday. The exception to this is if the support is a public holiday support or a sleepover support.  
  • Travel costs can be claimed by providers with client approval. 
  • Plan managers can now charge for non-face-to-face supports such as explaining a budget, providing personalised supports and creating materials to help navigate the NDIS. 

New Support items added: 

  • Self-Management Capacity Building (01_134_0117_8_1)  
  • Skills Development and Training (09_009_0117_6_3) 
  • Innovative Community Participation (09_008_0116_6_3). 

 Some changes in prices: 

  • Reduction to the hourly rate able to be claimed for Psychologists. The new hourly rate is $214.48 for adults and early childhood (VIC). 
  • Providers can claim travel up to $0.85 a km for an unmodified vehicle and $2.4 a km for a modified vehicle 

 If you would like to discuss what the new NDIS Price Guide will mean for you, contact us at: [email protected] or call 1300 770 986 

If you would like to explore the new updates, the following link is to the 2020-2021 Price Guide: https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-pricing 

Source: https://www.ndis.gov.au/participants/using-your-plan/managing-your-plan/understanding-price-guide