The NDIA is committed to the continuous improvement of the methodologies underpinning the NDIS price controls framework.

A combination of market data, research, public consultation and regular industry engagement informs changes to pricing arrangements and price limits.

In 2020, the NDIA decided to undertake all future annual pricing reviews in the first half of each financial year, to better align pricing reviews with provider business and budget cycles.

The NDIA will continue to conduct additional market analysis through the annual financial benchmarking survey.

Annual Pricing Review 2021-22

The Annual Pricing Review 2021-22 will examine whether the existing price control framework continues to be appropriate or should be modified.

We will undertake targeted research and engage with participants, providers, community and other sector representatives around NDIS pricing arrangements for the 2022-23 financial year.

As part of the review, we will identify options to improve the flexibility for participants to purchase supports to pursue their goals, and where possible, reduce the administrative burden for participants and providers.

The review will consider the following:

  • NDIS Disability Support Worker Cost Model assumptions and methodology
  • group-based supports
  • temporary transformation payments
  • therapy and nursing supports
  • support coordination and plan management
  • regional, remote and very remote price limit loadings
  • price controls by state and territory, where economic trends may be countercyclical to trends in other states and territories.

Key dates and terms of reference

  • Release Issues Paper and call for submissions - September 2021
  • Consultation - October-November 2021 and February-March 2022
  • Submissions close - November 2021
  • Announce results – April 2022
  • Implementation of new pricing arrangements and price limits - 1 July 2022

Read the review terms of reference:

This page current as of
14 September 2021
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