On March 25th the NDIA announced a temporary price increase of 10% for therapy services. Everyday Independence follows the NDIS Price Guide for all our fees and charges, so we have adjusted our pricing to reflect the NDIA changes. These changes will come into effect today, Thursday 26 March 2020 and will be in place for up to six months.
What does this mean for therapy rates?
The rates for occupational therapy, speech pathology and physiotherapy have increased by 10%.
At this stage this 10% price increase is not applicable to Improved Relationship Therapy.
How does this impact therapy plans and available funding?
The NDIA will be making changes to NDIS systems over the weekend to make sure participants have the funding they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure participant plans don’t end, on the day a plan is due to expire, it will automatically be extended by 365 days. They have provided details about this on their website .
Changes to cancellation terms and conditions
The NDIA have also updated their rules about what participants will be charged if an appointment is cancelled at short notice. Everyday Independence will follow these updated rules which require all participants to give 10 business days’ notice to avoid paying the full fee for a cancelled appointment.
We are committed to ensuring therapy continues in a safe way so participants can achieve their goals
Continuing therapy is more important than ever in this period of uncertainty and we are committed to providing therapy in the safest and most effective way for each person’s individual circumstance. We will continue to provide face to face therapy appointments if it is safe to do so, otherwise we can support our participants with therapy in a range of other ways including over the phone or using online appointments.