June 12, 2017

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has today announced yet another pricing review into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

This is the third pricing review in the last two years. Many disability service providers are already struggling to make ends meet within the current pricing model.

Disability service providers don’t want more endless reviews - they want the Turnbull Government to make decisions about the pricing of the NDIS. 

Providers need certainty around pricing so they can get on with the job of delivering supports to people with disability.

Many providers went unpaid for extended periods last year because of the botched management of the scheme's IT system.

Disability service providers have also been demanding urgent improvements to the NDIS following concerns about poor-quality plans.

It’s time for the Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter to start taking responsibility of the problems with the rollout of the NDIS.

Why do we need yet another review, especially when the Productivity Commission is already undertaking its own review?

How much will this review by McKinsey & Company cost? How much has been spent on previous pricing reviews? 

Why are there no increases to therapy prices in the 2017-18 price outcomes?

Mr Porter should be listening to the concerns that have already been raised by disability service providers and start taking action.  

It’s time to get on with the job of ensuring we get the best possible NDIS.

MONDAY, 12 JUNE 2017

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