Submission: Independent NDIS Review Consultation Paper on the Role of Pricing and Payment Approaches in Improving Participant Outcomes and Scheme Sustainability

AHPA recently responded to a Consultation Paper from the NDIS Review, on the role of pricing and payment approaches in improving participant outcomes and NDIS sustainability.

Our members agree that NDIS pricing arrangements need improvement, but we disagree with some of the Consultation Paper’s proposed changes and accompanying rationale. AHPA has been saying for some time that it is inappropriate to produce ‘solutions’ that rely on a pure market model to address the imperfect market that is the NDIS. We also see the role of allied health in providing therapy supports and other services under the NDIS as carrying its own specific challenges that need to be considered – one size does not fit all.

Further commentary on  this paper is available here.