Allied Health Professions Australia warns of unworkable reforms to the NDIS

Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) last week appeared before the Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), warning that proposed reforms to the Scheme could render it unworkable and endangered the sustainability of allied health service providers.

AHPA was represented by Chair Cris Massis and CEO Claire Hewat, who told the Committee that a tiered fee structure, proposed by McKinsey & Company in their Independent Pricing Review, was too problematic to be implemented. The tiered fee structure was a key recommendation of the Review and has been endorsed by the Board of the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA).

The attached media release was sent out after the presentation to the Joint Standing Committee.