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NDIS Budget Boost 2019

NDIS Budget Boost 2019 What does the $850 million NDIS boost mean to you? The recent federal budget announcement included a major funds injection for the NDIS by the government from July 2019. This cash injection will accommodate price increases for NDIS service providers such as therapists, carers and community programs. The major talking points…

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Invoice View – our new plan management feature for you!

Newest Plan Management Feature (Invoice View) Thank you for sharing your NDIS journey with us. You’ve asked and we’ve listened… and now we are excited to announce that ‘Invoice View’ is now active on the invoice notification emails we send to you.   What is Invoice View? When we receive an invoice on your behalf, you…

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Not sure where to start? Let Instacare help you!

Not sure where to start your NDIS journey? Let Instacare help you! Instacare can make the process simple! If you are looking to start your NDIS journey, we will support you before your first NDIS plan is even written. Our free NDIS planning workbook sets out all the questions you need to ask yourself in…

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Exciting news!

Exciting news! New Office Locations for NDIS Services Due to the rapid growth of our team we have moved offices.  Same people and same amazing service, just a bigger and better space! Find us at Waterman Business Centres (https://www.waterman.com.au/). Our head office is situated at 44 Lakeview Drive Scoresby, Vic 3179. We also have offices…

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The new NDIS Price Guide

  The New NDIS Price Guide for 2018-2019 The NDIA have released the new NDIS Price Guide, which will come into effect as of Sunday, 1 July 2018. There are increased maximum prices across the board with some new items and changes to provider travel and cancellations. SOME EXAMPLE PRICE INCREASES Weekday Carer – increases…

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Review of NDIS Prices – What were the outcomes?

Over the past six months, external consultants have been performing a review into the prices set out for services funded by the NDIS.

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) commissioned this independent pricing review last year after mounting criticism that providers could not provide good quality services using the maximum prices set by the NDIA.

The Review assessed the NDIA’s pricing strategy and approach, as well as specific price settings for supports and services that are critical to the Scheme’s market stewardship role and the path to price deregulation.

The report makes 25 recommendations for change and the NDIA have given in-principle support to all recommendations and will implement these over time.

Some of the recommendations include:

• Allowing providers to charge up to 45 minutes for travel to reach participants who live in rural areas. There would be changes to participant plans to cover this cost;
• Paying a higher price to workers who are supporting participants with very complex needs;
• Allowing providers to charge for writing reports if those reports have been requested by the NDIA;
• Allowing providers to recover 90 per cent of their costs if a cancellation is made after 3pm on the day before a booking;
• Changing therapy prices to better reflect different therapy types, and introducing a second tier of pricing for therapy assistants
• More help for participants so they can find providers more easily; and
• Removing the $1000 price cap for therapy supports and aligning the travel policy with the attendant care travel policy.

There is a lot of detail in the report which caters to providers but people with disability and their families mainly care about the quality and availability of services.

The NDIA will be implementing these recommendations over time and we will closely monitor these changes so we can provide the most up to date information to our clients.

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Using NDIS Non-Registered Providers

How you can use NDIS Non-Registered Providers

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NDIS Plan Management – what are the advantages?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a brand new scheme with big changes to how you can use your funding.

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Our new office – located in Mount Waverley, Victoria

We are excited to announce that our team has moved into our new office space in Mount Waverley.

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What is the NDIS?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) gives people with a disability greater choice and control over the support they receive. It provides eligible people with funding based on their personal needs, goals and aspirations.

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