The NDIA has announced further enhancements to pricing arrangements under the NDIS. This includes a Pricing Review of Therapy Services.
Pricing Review of Therapy Services
The NDIA recommends that – for both therapists and therapy assistants – it tests with providers a pricing structure that reflects the type of therapy service provided; geographic considerations; and whether it is an initial or ongoing consultation. This approach will also have regard to benchmark prices for other comparable Schemes. The potential for deregulation in some markets will also be explored.
The response, that will be tested, reflects the varying state of competitiveness in different markets for specific therapy types.
After these meetings occur within the sector, the NDIA proposes to publish a draft price list for therapy services in March 2019, with implementation to follow as soon as practical afterwards.