The annual NDIS Price Guide updates 2021 were released on 1 July. While there were no major updates this year, the NDIS have changed the name of the document from the Price Guide to NDIS Price Arrangements and Price Limits, however, to keep it simple, we will continue to refer to it as the Price Guide. The Price Guide comes into effect for services provided after 1 July 2021.
What NDIS Price Guide updates have been made to the 2021-22 price guide?
There are a few key pricing updates that are important for NDIS participants to know and understand:
- The Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP) loading has been reduced from 6% to 4.5%.
- The transitional pricing arrangements for group-based supports have been extended for 12 months. This allows providers more time to adopt a program of supports approach and agree the new arrangements with participants.
- The base price limits for supports delivered by disability support workers have increased by 2.95%.
- Price limits for specialist disability accommodation (SDA) have increased by 1.1%. The refurbishment thresholds, which determine if an existing SDA dwelling can be treated as a new dwelling, have also been increased by 1.1%.
- All claims from the NDIS must have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN). If a provider does not have an ABN, you can still claim provided they are exempt under ATO rules. NDIA requires the exempt supplier to complete a Statement by a Supplier form. This will soon apply to reimbursements to participants.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks, face shields and gloves are claimable for supports delivered in person. Participants who receive at least one hour a day of face-to-face daily living supports on average can claim these expenses.
Participants won’t receive any additional funding in line with the new price limits. If you need more funding, please contact the NDIA for a plan review.