2019 has been a super busy year in the world of SDA, but it is about to get bigger. Brent gives you the lowdown into what has been happening and what we can expect in coming months.
There have been some BIG announcements from the world of ILC in the last few weeks. Elizabeth talks you through some of the exciting grants you could be applying for.
Many allied health providers find it difficult to grow their workforce, making it nearly impossible to grow their business. But as Angela explores, the untapped potential of allied health assistants might just be the solution.
Australian courts and tribunals have set no shortage of legal precedents when it comes to transports. Sara explores whether Agency policies align with these judgements, or whether they are getting transport all wrong.
The NDIA and Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) have been denying people with significant disabilities access to the Scheme because they refused invasive, controversial or expensive medical treatments. Sara explores why this is happening and what it means for the principle of informed medical consent.
The Disability Reform Council has agreed that the NDIS will start funding some health-related supports later this year. Sally explores some of the complications that could arise when putting this deal to life.
The NDIA have released an update to the 2019/20 Price Guide with some changes to group prices and some more clarifications.
With the Quality and Safeguards Commission and associated audits rolling out across the country, providers need to get on top of non-compliant service agreements ASAP. To help, Evie has created an essential free resource to help providers work out what they can and cannot say in a service agreement.
Last Friday’s meeting of COAG’s Disability Reform Council has radically redefined the division of responsibility between NDIS and health services. Sara explore which health-related supports the NDIS will now be funding.
With the new Price Guide comes a whole heap of changes for allied health services working in the NDIS. Angela explores the 7 developments that all allied health service providers need to know.
That time of year is here again! The NDIA have released the new Price Guides, which will come into effect as of 1 July.
With a Support Coordinator still being a relatively new role, many Support Coordinators are finding that any and every task is landing on their desk. Evie explores what the job of Support Coordinator actually is, and what task sit firmly outside its boundaries.
Changing IT systems can be one of the biggest stresses that providers in the disability sector will face. Rob explores what you need to consider before taking the plunge.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) has just released a mind-blowing judgement that could fundamentally alter the types of supports funded by the NDIS. Sara explores the implications of this groundbreaking verdict.
It has been widely reported that the NDIA is knocking back appeals that a Support Coordinator has assisted in lodging. But how legal is this approach? Lee explores the potential implications.
The Quality and Safeguarding Commission has announced some pretty significant changes that signal a more proportionate approach to auditing. Jess explores the implications these could have for providers.
Could it be possible that reversing one small policy decision could have the power to radically transform the performance of the NDIS? Sara explores why removing the staffing cap is the practical solution that we can no longer ignore.
Under the new Quality and Safeguarding Commission, the registration groups that you select will impact the scope of your audit. So Jess has created a handy resource to help you understand how the registration groups align with the NDIS Modules you will be assessed against.
The latest quarterly report has a whole new set of priceless data on SDA. Brent explores how providers can use this information to better understand supply and demand in their region.
As part of the Boosting the Local Care Workforce program, the Department of Social Services has released a new NDIS Demand Map that every provider needs to know about.