The NDIA announced on the 17th of November, that effective Tuesday 1st of December, 2020, the following NDIS guides will be updated:

1) Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2020-21
2) Price Guide 2020-21 for Specialist Disability Accommodation
3) Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide

The aforementioned updates comprise of:

Price Guide and Support Catalogue 2020-21:
In response to the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) adjustment, 369 support items have had their price limits increased.
New fields of information will enable providers to better identify eligibility of requested support items.

Assistive Technology, Home Modifications and Consumables Code Guide:
Updated and/or revised names and descriptions for support items
Written assessment from a qualified practitioner required for 5 high risk hearing support items

The NDIA has also stated:

It’s aim to streamline telehealth support delivery and claims
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) programs can comprise of groups as well as one-on-one supports
Claiming rules for the timing, frequency and cost of SDA supports

Further information for how these changes can affect you can be found in the section “Understanding the Price Guide“.

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