The National Disability Insurance Scheme, or NDIS, was created by the Federal Government to support all Australians living with a physical, cognitive, intellectual, psychosocial, or sensory disability.
Support is provided by the NDIS for aide assistance, services information, linking to support groups, and access to the monetary funds required for support services. NDIS is available for all sorts of services such as housework, cleaning, gardening, and other secondary services, as well as physiotherapy and other direct support services.
By looking at ongoing requirements for support over the long-term, the NDIS has created a variety of plans that can easily be adjusted whenever circumstances change. With access available to these support networks whenever they are required, it can be instrumental in reducing the impact of their disability on their lives, as well as their family, carers, and friends.
As a participant, they provide people who have a disability with a wide range of support options that increase flexibility and control over how and when assistance is received, meaning more freedom and a better chance of achieving your goals.
The NDIS Price Guide is like a resource book that sets out how much NDIS providers should charge for each service they provide. This allows you to look at your budget and calculate how your funds could be spent so you can choose the best support plan for you. While the NDIS Price Guide doesn’t always include every available support product or service, it does outline most of them with pricing.
At the start of each new financial year on July 1, the NDIS Price Guide is updated to reflect changes to the market values of the included support and services. Also included in the yearly update are the rules and regulations including any changes to policies or procedures, units of measurement for each service, if quotes are required, and any price caps.
The NDIS Price Guide was created so that both participants and providers can become more familiar with the rates and limits that apply to all qualifying service or support available in the NDIS support network. You can see the hourly rates and set prices for each service along with any price limits, which allows you to work out the maximum amounts you can expect to be charged for each.
It’s a large and complex document with over 2500 priced items included which are listed by category. You can manually search through the NDIS Price Guide to find the service group that you’re involved with so that you can locate the service or product that you are interested in.
It’s crucial that you are aware of your rights, and you should also make it a point to discuss any pricing changes with your providers. By simply taking the time to understand the pricing structures found in the NDIS Price Guide, you can be confident that you’re getting the absolute best value for your budget.
If you need to find out more, get in touch with our team today, and we’d be happy to assist.