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COVID-19, influenza and RSV update: With cases rising, providers should review risk management

With COVID-19, influenza and RSV causing workforce shortages around the country, providers should review their risk management.

Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, June 2024

While still processing what we learnt at the state conference last month, we slipped into productive rounds of speaking to government and listening to members.

Providers under pressure, time for action

A message from NDS CEO, Laurie Leigh


Anger, stress and deep anxiety. Our recent Provider Pulse Survey on the impacts of the NDIA pricing announcement, issues with insurance coverage, and the impending roll out of the NDIA’s new payment system, PACE, has shown the depth and breadth of providers’ concerns about their financial viability. 

We’re hearing that the prices recently announced by the NDIA are making it virtually impossible for many providers to continue their services. Providers have told us they are considering closing services and are concerned about the impact this will have on the people with disability they support. 

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