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The NDIA is releasing monthly summary reports as part of our promise to make our data easier to see. The monthly summary helps show how the Scheme is progressing over a shorter time frame. Read the monthly summary for August 2022.
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  • Media release from the Minister
A new approach will see NDIS participants discharged from hospital more quickly, Minister for the NDIS, the Hon. Bill Shorten said today. Minister Shorten said the NDIA is implementing an operational plan to reduce the time taken for participants to be discharged from hospital. “At the moment there’s too many NDIS participants stuck in hospital who are medically ready to be discharged, which is creating poor outcomes for participants and adding strain on hospitals across the country,” Minister Shorten said. “Improving the effectiveness of the NDIS and outcomes for participants including by addressing this problem has been a priority since...
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  • Pricing Reference Group communique
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October communique relates to the meetings on 9 and 23 October 2018. In response to the Independent Pricing Review, the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA/Agency) has established a Pricing Reference Group (PRG) to guide National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS/Scheme) price regulation activities and decisions to support Scheme objectives during the transition to a competitive marketplace. The PRG is tasked with: reviewing market prices and factors influencing markets, including market monitoring activities and timely responses to market issues that arise; deciding when and how to consult sector stakeholders on price regulation matters, which might include publishing consultation documents and/or hosting workshops...
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  • Media statements
The Australian Government has committed to bringing forward a planned independent review of the design, operations and sustainability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, including the Partners in the Community (PITC) program. With this in consideration, and after consultation with Government and stakeholders, the NDIA has terminated the PITC program Request for Tender to ensure the future PITC program is consistent with the findings of the review and is considered in line with broader consultations. The NDIA will revisit the PITC program design in line with the Review’s recommendations, outcomes from current co-design initiatives and community consultation to meet the...
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  • Media release from the Minister
Minister for the NDIS, Bill Shorten, is zeroing in on those who would fleece Australians with permanent and significant disability of their National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding. This week in Queensland, one woman has been jailed for more than two years and another woman will face charges following separate matters related to fraud against the NDIS. “Any type of deceptive or fraudulent behaviour that targets the safety net to support our fellow Australians with permanent and significant disability is shameless and despicable,” Minister Shorten said. “These people pretend to support NDIS participants but instead try to rip them off...
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The purpose of this communique is to detail the key outcomes of the Co-design Advisory Group’s 12th meeting, which took place on Wednesday 10 August 2022. The primary purpose of the Co-design Advisory Group is for the Independent Advisory Council (IAC), Department of Social Services (DSS) and the disability sector to provide strategic advice to the NDIA on the implementation of co-design and engagement processes within the disability community. The Co-design Advisory Group works collaboratively to: ensure disability community perspectives on issues facing the NDIS are represented gather feedback on the co-design priorities and approaches with peers and members and...
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