David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Change coming to NDIS: increased price limits and improved support

June 26, 2019

Increased price limits for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) services will result in better access for Maranoa providers and participants, Federal MP David Littleproud announced today.

“The aim of increased price limits is so that the NDIS transitions to cope with demand, becomes more efficient and improves the quality of care,” Mr Littleproud said.

“By increasing the price limits, all NDIS participants and providers will have better access to support – no matter if you are in Cunnamulla or Roma.
“Funding in existing participant plans will be automatically adjusted to reflect price limit changes for therapy, attendant care and community participation.
“For organisations in Maranoa that are transitioning to the NDIS, attendant care and community participation support will receive a temporary loading.”

Highlights from the changes, effective July 1, 2019, include:

• Increases to remote and very remote plan funding and price limit loadings;
• Travel claim increases from 45 to 60 minutes in regional areas;
• A remote loading of 40 per cent (increased from 20 per cent) and a very remote loading of 50 per cent (increased from 25 per cent) on price limits;
• An hourly rate for non-face-to-face care activities conducted on behalf of the participant;
• Increased travel time and non-face-to-face coordination claims for support coordinators.

“These reforms are a direct result of consultations with participants and providers which shed light on the need for updated prices to reflect market trends and wages,” Mr Littleproud said.

For more information on the changes and the Independent Price Review, visit https://www.ndis.gov.au/providers/price-guides-and-information.