After persistent questioning by NDS, the NDIA has agreed
that a provider that claims at a benchmark price for Supported Independent
Living while a quote for that service is being negotiated will be able to make
an adjusted payment claim once the quote has been agreed (i.e. they can be back
paid at the agreed quotation rate from the date of plan approval).
advice we have received from the NDIA resolves concerns we have had about
conflicting advice from NDIA staff on whether this was possible. NDS
understands that providers will receive advice on this matter and how to make
the adjusted claim shortly.