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Home » NDIS Updated Price and Code Guides – Effective 1st Dec

Pricing updates

Today, the NDIA has released updated NDIS guides, with changes effective from Tuesday 1 December 2020:

  • Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2020-21
  • Price Guide 2020-21 for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
  • Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide.

Updates to the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2020-21

  • increased price limits for 369 support items as a result of the final Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) adjustment
  • clarification of claiming arrangements for supports delivered via telehealth, including a new ‘Telehealth’ claim field in the myplace provider portal
  • clarification that Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) providers can deliver programs of support that contain both group and one-to-one supports
  • new columns in the Support Catalogue to help providers identify if a support item is eligible for:
    • non-face-to-face support provision
    • provider travel
    • short notice cancellation
    • NDIA requested reports
    • irregular Supported Independent Living (SIL) supports.

Updates to the Price Guide for SDA

  • clarification of claiming rules for the timing, frequency and cost of SDA supports.

Updates to the Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide

  • clearer names and descriptions of 111 support items
  • five high risk hearing support items that now require a written assessment and prescription from a qualified practitioner.

These guides have been updated to reflect national provider registration requirements. From 1 December 2020, providers in all states and territories must register through the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.

Discussing changes with participants

Before making changes to existing service bookings, you need to discuss and agree to any proposed changes with the participant. Once an agreement is reached, you will need to update service bookings to reflect the changes agreed.

Participant plan funding will be automatically indexed for the ERO adjustment on 5 December 2020 and backdated to 1 December 2020.

More information

Email provider.support@ndis.gov.au or phone 1800 800 110.

Temporary measures introduced earlier this year to ensure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants continue to access their essential disability supports during the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended.

Temporary measures that will be extended nationally until February 2021 include:

  • eligible NDIS participants able to use plan funding to purchase low-cost Assistive Technology, including smart devices (up to $1500);
  • greater plan flexibility to ensure access to supports;
  • deep cleaning of residences in the event a support worker returns a positive COVID-19 test;
  • additional support, including a deep cleaning service, for participants who test positive for COVID-19 or who are required to isolate who live in a  Supported Independent Living (SIL) setting

Read ministers announcement in full

Price Guides and Pricing effective 1st October 2020