IRG meeting: Tuesday 17 April 2018
Review of Terms of Reference
Members discussed the Terms of Reference, and a suggestion was made to add member representation from Early Childhood Early Intervention.
The reference group agreed the statement of purpose be amended to include provider readiness and supporting market development, intended outcomes for participants and to acknowledge mainstream interface challenges.
COAG Quarterly Report Data
The Scheme Actuary presented highlights from the latest Quarterly Performance Data.
The NDIA provided an overview on a workforce research project being conducted by Alpha Beta to better understand future disability workforce requirements under the Scheme.
Independent Pricing Review
The NDIA reported on the status of implementation of recommendations from the Independent Price Review. There was discussion about the need to better define key terms and further develop the methodology used to support calculation of attendant care rates.
Establishment of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
The NDIA provided an update on its role in working with the Department of Social Services to support the establishment of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
A range of agenda items were proposed for consideration for the next meeting including improvements to the Participant and Provider Pathway.