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Tasmania in Focus by Lizzie Castles, March 2023

Our first network meeting for the year looked at the PACE trial, while Senator Urquhart and NDIS Minister Bill Shorten joined a workforce roundtable in Burnie.
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Provider data needed for NDS response to Annual Pricing Review

With the release the 2022–23 Annual Pricing Review, NDS is collecting provider pricing and cost data to strengthen our submission.

DSS completes review of disability support pension impairment tables

An allied health therapist assessing a patient's arm


The Department of Social Services (DSS) has reviewed the Tables for the Assessment of Work-related Impairment for Disability Support Pension (DSP). The new DSP impairment tables will take effect from 1 April. 

The new tables adopt a functional-based assessment of a person’s ability to work, instead of the previous diagnosis-based assessment. The number of tables has been reduced from 22 to 15. A proposal to remove Table Six – ‘Functioning related to Alcohol, Drug and Other Substance Use’ – has been reversed by the Commonwealth Government. 

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