The NDIA is changing the way we support providers with the cost of personal protective equipment (PPE).
We are introducing a temporary increase in some NDIS price limits from between 1 January and 30 June 2022 to factor in support worker PPE.
From 1 January 2022:
- the price limits for community participation supports and supports with activities of daily living, other than group core supports and Supported independent living (SIL), will increase by 0.25%
- the price limits for group core supports and SIL will increase by 0.4%
- providers will no longer claim separately from participant plans for the cost of support worker PPE
- providers in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory will no longer directly claim reimbursement from the NDIA for the cost of PPE.
We are making the temporary increase in recognition that providers across Australia continue to supply support workers with PPE. We continuously monitor public health orders and the need for this support.
The increased limits will apply until 30 June 2022. We will make a decision on ongoing pricing arrangements for PPE costs as part of the Annual Pricing Review 2021–22.
Providers have until 31 January 2022 to claim reimbursement from the NDIA for the cost of PPE incurred up to 31 December 2021 under the direct billing arrangement.
Updated COVID Addendum that outlines the dates of these changes.
Service bookings guidance: