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20/02/2024
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Call for papers extended for NDS’s Regional and Remote Conference

Submission deadline extended until 8 March for two-day national conference in Cairns.
News update
20/02/2024
News update

NDS encourages providers to have their say on the Annual Pricing Review

With submissions to the 2023–24 NDIS Annual Pricing Review closing on 3 March, NDS encourages members to support our key messages.

Deadline for NDIS Group-based supports to transition to new pricing fast approaching

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What you need to know  

  • Providers of group-based supports in the community or a centre are required to move to the new pricing arrangements by 31 December. 
  • For supports delivered from 1 January, providers will not be able to claim against Transitional Arrangements for Community and Centre-based Group Activities for supports. 
  • There is a range of resources on the NDIS website to help you complete the transition.  

In July 2020, the NDIA introduced new arrangements for charging participants who are supported in a group within the community or a centre. 

In response to advocacy from NDS and the sector, the NDIA introduced a transitional measure that allowed providers of Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation supports in a group to select when they start the new pricing. After several extensions, this option ends on 31 December.  

 The new pricing methodology comprises: 

  • participants sharing the price of the worker supporting them 
  • charging participants individually for any non-face-to-face supports undertaken for them  
  • charging separately for the Centre Capital Cost. 

For supports delivered from 1 January, the Transitional Arrangements for Community and Centre-Based Group Activities will not be claimable.   

To help providers who deliver these supports move to the new pricing, the NDIA has developed a guidance. It has also produced a video presentation series with Word transcripts and including frequently asked questions. 

Contact information
Shelley Birrell, Senior Policy Officer - NDIS and Royal Commission, 07 3828 9406, submit enquiry/feedback