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Why the NDIS needs a pricing shake up

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The National Disability Insurance Scheme needs greater pricing flexibility to reflect local differences in costs across remote parts of Australia, experts say. 

Researchers at the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) believe the scheme’s approach to price setting is too centralised and detached from the realities of service delivery.

NDIS providers have long argued that the main challenge for the sector was unrealistic pricing limits – which set the maximum prices that providers can charge participants for specific supports.

A new CSI report recommends giving local National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) offices the discretion to set prices.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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