The NDIA sets price controls for some supports included in participant plans. The NDIA will update price controls on at least an annual basis, effective 1 July each year, taking into account market trends, changes in costs and wage rates. Changes to price controls and associated arrangements will be published on the Price Guides and information webpage. Each updated price limit is listed in the complementary NDIS Support Catalogue including the date it was published so providers can ensure that they are within the limits prescribed in the most up-to-date version for participants.
Not all NDIS support line items have price limits, and the NDIS Price Guide and Support Catalogue is not a comprehensive list of all supports that are available to NDIS participants. The NDIS Support Catalogue lists the specific supports that have maximum prices, and also sets out other rules and support definitions. See the NDIS Support Catalogue for a complete list of disability supports recognised by the NDIS, available on the price guides and information page.
NDIS Price Guide for service providers
The 2018–19 Price Guide is effective until 30 June 2019. The NDIS Price Guide 2019–20 and the complementary NDIS Support Catalogue 2019–20 is effective from 1 July 2019. Visit the Price Guides and Information page for details.
This approach to price controls and associated arrangements is designed to help providers to operate within the NDIS market environment, maximising choice for participants and providing incentives for providers to develop new, innovative services and products.
Providers are also encouraged to familiarise themselves with the NDIS market stewardship approach by viewing the NDIA's Market Position Statements as well as recently released Quarterly data on the performance of the NDIS.
Information on line items for decomissioning
As part of the NDIA’s review of supports, we sometimes decommission support line items. This usually does not mean the NDIA has stopped funding the support, and is typically undertaken in response to system issues or changes to support definitions.
To ensure continuity of supports for participants with these line items already in their NDIS plans, these line items are not removed from the system completely until these plans end. In the first instance, providers should claim or raise service bookings using the line items in the participant’s plan. Line items marked for decommissioning will not be added to new plans.
For a current list of Assistive Technology items for decommissioning and the most appropriate replacement item to be used in future plans, please refer to the Assistive Technology and Consumables Code Guide on the Providing AT page.