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NDIS price guide and support catalogue

2022-23 NDIS Price Guide and NDIS Support Catalogue

The NDIA publishes 2 documents that relate to the supply and cost of supports under the NDIS. These are updated every few months with the latest NDIS price list on 1 July 2022 

  1. NDIS Price Guide 2022–23 (renamed to 'NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits')
    This does not contain prices, but rather policy information and guidance for Providers and Support Coordinators, Plan Managers and Participants. There is a single national price guide.

  2. NDIS Support Catalogue 2022–23 
    This is the NDIS 'price list' and contains the price limits, support categories, descriptions and line item numbers to help clearly identify what is claimable. 

What's New in this latest Price Guide?

Support work prices increased by 9%

Prices dependent on the Disability Support Worker Cost Model have been increased by 9%. This includes:

  • Assistance with self-care activities and establishment fees
  • Self and plan management capacity building
  • Assistance in SIL
  • Assistance to access community, social and recreational activities, including group supports and establishment fees
  • Supports in employment
  • Psychosocial Recovery Coaching
  • Tenancy support
  • Life transition planning
  • Individual skills development
  • Transition through school and to further education
  • Training for carers/parents

This is an unusual increase (more than CPI) and is designed to address the major cost pressures on providers.

No increase in prices for therapy, support coordination and plan management

Therapy, support coordination and plan management prices remain unchanged.

The exception to this is Level 1: Support Connection, which is based on the DSW Cost Model. However, only 0.5% of Support Coordination hours are funded at this level.

No more level 3 high-intensity supports

The new Guide includes only just 2 levels of support (compared to the previous 3):

  • the standard price
  • “high intensity” price

A high-intensity support is defined as:

  1. a support for a person for whom frequent (at least 1 instance per shift) assistance is required to manage challenging behaviours that require intensive positive behaviour support; and/or
  2. Who requires assistance from a disability support worker who has one or more of the high intensity support skills specified in the NDIS Commission’s NDIS Practice Standards: skills descriptors

Short notice cancellations now 7 days

The definition of "short notice" has been extended to support providers.

Previously it was 2 days for short supports or 5 days for others,

The definition of a short notice cancellation is now set as a situation where a person:

  • Does not show up for a scheduled support within a reasonable time, or is not present at the agreed place and within a reasonable time when the provider is travelling to deliver the support; or
  •  Has given less than seven (7) clear days’ notice for a support.

Providers are now also allowed to bill for Centre Capital Cost in the event of a short notice cancellation.

Nursing Supports up by 2.94%

Prices for nursing support will be indexed by 2.94% in line with the Wage Price Index and Consumer Price Index.

Changes to provider travel rules

Core support providers are now also able to bill for travel from the Participant back to the usual place of work, provided that:

  • the person consents and
  • the worker is paid for this trip (or that the worker is a sole trader).

The maximum time billable per trip is 30 minutes (ie. 60 minutes return) or 60 minutes for people in remote/very remote areas. This brings core supports in line with the existing rules for capacity building supports.

Changes to Line Items

The Improved Daily Living support categories have changed!

There are new line items created for each allied health profession.

There are no longer line items for capacity building in plan management under either the plan management or support coordination support categories.

Participants can access this support using their Core, using the line item 'Capacity Building and Training in Self- Management and Plan Management'.

New Bereavement Addendum

Claiming for supports after a person has died has long been a challenge for Plan Managers particularly,

The new NDIS Bereavement Addendum provides a special line item for plan managers to claim for the continued processing of payments for up to 90 days after a person’s death, as well as instructions for how SIL providers can claim a support for up to 4 weeks.

TTP down to 3%

The Temporary Transition Payment (TTP) is approaching its final years. It will be at 3% for 2022-23.

 

Other Price Guides

There are separate price guides published for AT and SDA, but remember you only find prices in the Support Catalogue.

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