The NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits published by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) outlines pricing rules and maximum prices for supports. The price list is reviewed and published annually to assist NDIS participants and disability support providers.
We share some key pricing changes below:
Minimum Award wages up by 5.75%
From 1 July 2023, minimum Award wages will increase by 5.75%, a wage increase fully covered by the NDIA.
Temporary Loading of 1%
The NDIA uses the Disability Support Worker (DSW) Cost Model, which for 2023-24 includes temporary loading of 1%, down from 2% in the previous financial year.
Temporary loading recognises the variable costs of COVID and of adjusting to the new provisions in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Industry Award) that would come into effect on 1 July 2023. These costs are being closely monitored by the NDIA.
Level 1 support connection will be indexed in line with the NDIS DSW Cost Model and will therefore incur the price limit increase. (Find out more about Support Coordination Levels in our guide.)
No Price Adjustments for Therapy Supports, Support Coordination and Plan Management Pricing
There will be no changes to the current price limits for Therapy Supports, Levels 2 and 3 of Support Coordination services and Plan Management.
According to the NDIA, “Results from extensive benchmarking analysis suggest the current NDIS price limit of $193.99 an hour is above the average fully loaded hourly cost of most types of therapy professionals.”
Temporary Transformation Payment down to 1.5%
Temporary Transformation Payment or TTP is percentage loading on top of the current price control limit. For 2023-24, TTP is down from 3% to 1.5% on top of the maximum price per hour. Afea will apply the new TTP percentage loading from 1 July 2023.
This pricing boost was first introduced by the NDIS in 2019 to assist NDIS registered providers in transitioning to the NDIS system and funding model.
TTP will cease by 1 July 2024.
SDA Pricing Review
The NDIA has also released its decision on the 5-year SDA Pricing Review.
Acknowledging the additional cost pressures that can come from a lack of appropriate disability accommodation, the NDIA will adjust the amount of funding included in participant plans to ensure participants can continue to access their SDA supports.
You can read the final report here.
View the Afea Price Guide for NDIS
You can view our simplified price guide below.
Below is our TTP Price Guide.
In accordance with our clients’ Services Agreement, Afea Care Services will be charging fees based on the price limits specified in the updated NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits, which will come into effect on 1 July 2023.
For more information about the new price limits, visit the NDIS website.
If you have questions about this update, or would like to know more about our disability care services, please feel free to reach out to our team!