Providers are an essential part of the NDIS, delivering supports and services that help participants pursue their goals. Providers can be registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) or unregistered.
The NDIS provides the necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their lives. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their desired outcomes, the supports they will use, and the funding they have received. Providers are one of the primary contact points for NDIS participants.
Registered providers use the myplace provider portal to process payments with the NDIA. In the NDIS payment system, supports for participants fall into three categories:
The NDIS provides funding to participants for support and services to increase their independence, inclusion, and social and economic participation.
Supports funded by the NDIS need to:
Support helping a participant complete daily living activities and work towards their goals to meet their objectives.
The NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits include a support item against which the cost of the delivery of support can be claimed.
The NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits list the maximum price providers can claim for personal care, community access, domestic assistance and professional services.
Support that helps a participant build their independence and skills.
Supports in participant plans are categorised according to these three categories. Participants’ budgets are subject to NDIS rules about these three categories within a project
Local Area Coordination (LAC) partners are organisations with local knowledge of disability services and their communities. They work with the NDIA to deliver LAC services for people aged seven years and over. This includes linking participants with the NDIS and community and mainstream supports in their area. LACs can help participants understand and access the NDIS create, implement and review their plan. Partners delivering LAC services also help make the community more welcoming and inclusive.
Partners delivering the early childhood approach provide early childhood supports to children younger than seven with a disability or developmental delays.
Early childhood partners help children and their families access supports and services tailored to their needs. They also help with connection to other services such as community health services, playgroups or other activities available in the local area.
Early childhood partners can:
Find out more about the early childhood approach and help children under seven.
An investment, such as assistive technologies, equipment and home or vehicle modifications, or funding for capital costs (e.g., paying for Specialist Disability Accommodation).
The benefits of being a registered provider include:
Plan managers and support coordinators create and manage connections between NDIS participants and supports, offering participants self-direction, choice and value.
Participants can choose to have a registered plan management provider to manage their funding and budget for the support in their plan.
Support coordinators help participants implement support in their plan, including informal government services, community activities and funded support.
The NDIS Partners in the Community program supports NDIS implementation at a local community level.
The NDIA partners with suitably experienced and qualified organisations in the community with strong local knowledge and understanding of the needs of people with disability or developmental delays.
Partners delivering Local Area Coordination (LAC) services are key NDIS contacts within the community for people aged over seven years.
Early childhood partners deliver the early childhood approach for children younger than seven.
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