The Western Australian Government has finally announced its intention to join the rest of the country in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
This is wonderful news for the many Western Australians with disability who will become participants, as well as the many advocates and carers who have long campaigned to be a part of the Federal Scheme.
The WA Rollout expected to be complete in 2020. People already taking part in WA NDIS will transfer to the National scheme in a phased approach from April - December 2018.
DSC wholeheartedly welcomes this announcement and congratulates the many people who have worked so hard to make this happen.
And to WA - welcome to one of the greatest changes in our country's history. Buckle up.
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.