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     3   National Disability Insurance Scheme annual price review

Mr Laming, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        welcomes the recent outcomes of the 2019-20 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) annual price review;

(2)        notes the increases in NDIS pricing from 1 July 2019 includes:

(a)        significant increases in the base prices for attendant care and community participation;

(b)        a new temporary transformation payment for providers of attendant care and community participation supports, which will be 7.5 per cent in 2019-20, and will reduce by 1.5 percentage points each year thereafter;

(c)        allowing therapy providers to claim for travel, cancellations and non-face-to-face time for therapy assistant activities;

(d)        clarification of charges for cancellations and providers claiming for non-face-to-face direct care-related activities as hours of support against relevant support items;

(e)        increasing the amount of time providers claim for travel, for up to 30 minutes between appointments within city areas and up to 60 minutes in regional areas; and

(f)         increasing remote and very remote loadings on price limits from 20 per cent to 40 per cent, and from 25 per cent to 50 per cent respectively;

(3)        notes that from 1 July 2019, funding in existing participant plans will be adjusted to reflect the price increases; and

(4)        welcomes the National Disability Insurance Agency’s continued commitment to improvement and transparency in price setting beyond the 2019-20 annual price review.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.