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DIA responds to reports of Fraud in Plan Management
DIA responds to reports of Fraud in Plan Management

Quality Plan Managers are the glue holding the NDIS together, the work they do in supporting participants to exercise their choice and control and self-determination whist supporting integrity in an extremely complex and bureaucratic scheme with immature and ineffective systems cannot be...

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DIA Unpacks Reports of Fraud and Intra-Plan Inflation
DIA Unpacks Reports of Fraud and Intra-Plan Inflation

DIA Unpacks Reports of Fraud and Intra-Plan Inflation. Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is aware of the media release by the NDIS Minister and resultant story in the Australian titled “$2bn NDIS ‘top up’ payments in one year for just 25,000 participants” on 24 May 2024, as well as the...

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DIA 23/24 Q3 MARKET UPDATES
DIA 23/24 Q3 MARKET UPDATES

DIA Market Updates DIA invites all NDIS Support Coordination and Plan Management providers and practitioners to attend the Q3 DIA Market Updates and Question Time. This session will benefit any NDIS Support Coordination and Plan Management providers and practitioners. Each session will commence...

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REPORT & ESCALATE: SUPPORT COORDINATION FUNDING CUTS
REPORT & ESCALATE: SUPPORT COORDINATION FUNDING CUTS

REPORT & ESCALATE: Support Coordination Funding Cuts   DIA has recently been inundated with Participants, Nominees, Support Coordinators, Plan Managers, Guardians and others reporting that NDIS Participants have undertaken a Plan Review (Re-Assessment) and told that Support Coordination...

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JOINT STATEMENT: PRICING FOR A SUSTAINABLE QUALITY DRIVEN SECTOR
JOINT STATEMENT: PRICING FOR A SUSTAINABLE QUALITY DRIVEN SECTOR

JOINT STATEMENT: PRICING FOR A SUSTAINABLE QUALITY DRIVEN SECTOR DIA joins disability peak bodies (Ability First, AHPA, Alliance 20 and NDS) to call on the NDIA to urgently increase pricing across the sector. The 2023-2024 Annual Pricing Review comes at a critical time for National Disability...

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DIA Statement on Media Reports
DIA Statement on Media Reports

DIA Statement on Media Reports Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is aware of the media reports published in News Corp mastheads including the Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Advertiser and others by Cydonee Mardon on 17 March 2024 reporting of alleged fraudulent practices by some plan...

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NDIA 2024 Annual Price Review Submission
NDIA 2024 Annual Price Review Submission

NDIA Annual Price Review Submission DIA has again made an evidence based submission into the NDIA Annual Price Review process. DIA's submission continues to call for more adequate pricing based around issues with the assumptions that underpin Support Coordination & Plan Management pricing...

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NDIA Update Payment Terms and Process
NDIA Update Payment Terms and Process

NDIA Update Payment Terms and Process Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is aware that the NDIA will soon update they way payments of NDIS Claims are made. The NDIA state that they are taking some steps to strengthen the NDIS, by reducing fraud and non-compliant behaviour. This means from...

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DIA 23/24 Q2 MARKET UPDATES
DIA 23/24 Q2 MARKET UPDATES

DIA Market Updates DIA invites all NDIS Support Coordination and Plan Management providers and practitioners to attend the Q2 DIA Market Updates and Question Time. This session will benefit any NDIS Support Coordination and Plan Management providers and practitioners. Each session will commence...

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Message from the DIA CEO
Message from the DIA CEO

Message from the DIA CEO 2023 has been a roller coaster of a year and 2024 is already shaping up to be one of the biggest yet. Mr Jess Harper shares his thought as 2023 draws to a close. DIA FESTIVE SEASON OFFICE CLOSUREDIA will officially be closed from Friday 22nd December 2024 to Monday 15th...

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STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY OPEN
STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY OPEN

STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY - OPEN  As customary for this time of the year, DIA has released our annual state of the intermediaries sector report. DIA believes that it is vital to inform and demonstrate the market position, levels of investment and benefits of both Support Coordination and Plan...

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NDIS REVIEW REPORT RELEASED
NDIS REVIEW REPORT RELEASED

NDIS REVIEW REPORT RELEASED The NDIS Review Report was formally released yesterday, 7th November 2023, which included recommendations to the Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments that, if implemented, will have a significant impact on our sector, members and NDIS Participants. DIA has...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT 23/24 Q1 MARKET UPDATE
PLAN MANAGEMENT 23/24 Q1 MARKET UPDATE

PLAN MANAGEMENT MARKET UPDATE  DIA invites all NDIS Plan Management providers and practitioners to attend a Market Update and Question Time. This session will benefit any NDIS Plan Management providers and practitioners. Thu, 14 Dec 2023 The session will commence at: 1:00pm VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT Time...

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ALERT: NDIS PAYMENT ISSUE
ALERT: NDIS PAYMENT ISSUE

ALERT: NDIS PAYMENT ISSUE DIA is aware of a significant NDIS payment / fund release issue impacting Plan Managers. DIA has received a significant volume of escalations from Plan Managers this morning indicating that that NDIA has not released the funds for a significant volume of claims overnight....

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SUPPORT COORDINATION 23/24 Q1 MARKET UPDATE
SUPPORT COORDINATION 23/24 Q1 MARKET UPDATE

SUPPORT COORDINATION MARKET UPDATE  DIA invites all NDIS Support Coordination providers and Support Coordinators to attend a Market Update and Question Time. This session will benefit any NDIS Support Coordination providers and Support Coordinators. Wed, 13 Dec 2023 The session will commence at:...

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DIA PACE ISSUES ESCALATION
DIA PACE ISSUES ESCALATION

DIA PACE ISSUES ESCALATION The NDIA commence their STAGED PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION on the 30 OCT 2023. DIA members and the wider intermediaries sector have been experiencing some challenges. We have created the DIA PACE ISSUES ESCALATION process to support Plan Managers, Support Coordinators and...

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2023 DIA AGM & CALL FOR DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS
2023 DIA AGM & CALL FOR DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

2023 DIA AGM & CALL FOR DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS DIA provides notice of our upcoming 2023 DIA AGM & CALL FOR DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS. DIA will be conducting the our 2023 AGM in a hybrid manner (both in-person and online). Date: Thursday 23rd November 2020 Time: 4:00pm (VIC, NSW, ACT, TAS) 3:30pm...

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STAGED PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023
STAGED PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023

STAGED PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023 The NDIA will commence a STAGED PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023. The NDIA have been developing a new CRM system based on Salesforce that they call “PACE”. The intention is that PACE will replace the current SAP based CRM system which we know...

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NDIS REVIEW SUBMISSION
NDIS REVIEW SUBMISSION

NDIS REVIEW SUBMISSION DIA's NDIS Review Submission. DIA continues to lobby for more adequate pricing based around issues with the assumptions that underpin Support Coordination & Plan Management pricing limits. DIA's vision remains committed to a fully inclusive Australia where all people...

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NDIS COMMISSION OWN MOTION INQUIRY
NDIS COMMISSION OWN MOTION INQUIRY

NDIS COMMISSION OWN MOTION INQUIRY The NDIS Commission has today, 22 August, announced and released Part 1 of the NDIS COMMISSION OWN MOTION INQUIRY into Support Coordination and Plan Management. This inquiry has been conducted in a very different way to the two other own motion inquiries that...

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PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023
PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023

PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023 DIA understands that the NDIA will in the coming days announce their intention to commence the PACE NATIONAL EXPANSION FROM 30 OCT 2023. The NDIA have been developing a new CRM system based on Salesforce that they call “PACE”. The intention is that PACE...

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ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW OUTCOME
ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW OUTCOME

ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW OUTCOME Today the NDIA have released the their 2023-24 Annual Price Review Outcome report. DIA continues to lobby for more adequate pricing based around issues with the assumptions that underpin Support Coordination & Plan Management pricing limits, however despite this the...

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HONOURABLE JOHN DELLA BOSCA AM APPOINTED AS DIA BOARD CHAIR
HONOURABLE JOHN DELLA BOSCA AM APPOINTED AS DIA BOARD CHAIR

HONOURABLE JOHN DELLA BOSCA AM APPOINTED AS DIA BOARD CHAIR Disability Intermediaries Australia, Australia’s Peak Body for Plan Management and Support Coordination providers and practitioners, announced that the Honourable John Della Bosca AM appointed DIA Board Chair. John will replace outgoing...

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ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SUBMISSION
ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SUBMISSION

ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SUBMISSION DIA's Annual Price Review Submission. DIA continues to lobby for more adequate pricing based around issues with the assumptions that underpin Support Coordination & Plan Management pricing limits. In many cases these assumptions remain devoid of the actual costs...

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ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SESSIONS
ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SESSIONS

ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SESSIONS Upcoming Annual Price Review Sessions. DIA continues to lobby for more adequate pricing based around issues with the assumptions that underpin Support Coordination & Plan Management pricing limits. In many cases these assumptions remain devoid of the actual costs...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION MARKET UPDATE
SUPPORT COORDINATION MARKET UPDATE

SUPPORT COORDINATION MARKET UPDATE  DIA invites all involved in the Intermediary sector to attend a Market Update and Question Time session that will benefit all interested in Support Coordination. The focused session for Support Coordination will cover: • A brief market update for the last...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT MARKET UPDATE
PLAN MANAGEMENT MARKET UPDATE

PLAN MANAGEMENT MARKET UPDATE  DIA invites all involved in the Intermediary sector to attend a Market Update and Question Time session that will benefit all interested in Plan Management. The focused session for Plan Management will cover: • A brief market update for the last quarter. • Update on...

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DIA CEO PROVIDES EVIDENCE TO DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION
DIA CEO PROVIDES EVIDENCE TO DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION

DIA CEO PROVIDES EVIDENCE TO DISABILITY ROYAL COMMISSION DIA CEO provided evidence at to the Disability Royal Commission, Yesterday, 15/02/23. Mr Jess Harper's oral evidence combined with submissions and adenda details a number of challenges experienced by Plan Managers and Support Coordinators as...

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2022-23 NDIS Q1 QUARTERLY REPORT
2022-23 NDIS Q1 QUARTERLY REPORT

2022-23 NDIS Q1 QUARTERLY REPORT The recently appointed CEO of the NDIA, Ms Rebecca Falkingham PSM, released the 2022-23 NDIS Q1 QUARTERLY REPORT  on 5th November. Upon releasing the report, one of her first public statements, Ms Falkingham commented that:” I am encouraged to see improving...

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STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY – OPEN
STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY – OPEN

STATE OF THE SECTOR SURVEY - OPEN  As customary for this time of the year, DIA has released our annual state of the intermediaries sector report. DIA believes that it is vital to inform and demonstrate the market position, levels of investment and benefits of both Support Coordination and Plan...

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NDIA BEGIN ‘TEST’ OF NEW PACE SYSTEM IN TASMANIA
NDIA BEGIN ‘TEST’ OF NEW PACE SYSTEM IN TASMANIA

NDIA BEGIN 'TEST' OF NEW PACE SYSTEM IN TASMANIA DIA understands that final executive approvals have been given to commence the ‘test’ program on Monday 14th November 2022. The NDIA have been developing a new CRM system based on Salesforce that they call “PACE”. The intention is that PACE will...

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2021 – 2022 Q4 NDIS QUARTERLY REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS
2021 – 2022 Q4 NDIS QUARTERLY REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS

2021- 22 NDIS Q4 Report - Highlights The NDIA has released the latest NDIS Quarterly Report for disability ministers Q4 2021-2022 which provides a data focused snapshot of the NDIS. DIA recently held an online information session that touched on the high-level metrics of the report a format we...

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DIA EMAIL AND WEBSITE OUTAGE FIXED
DIA EMAIL AND WEBSITE OUTAGE FIXED

DIA EMAIL AND WEBSITE OUTAGE FIXED DIA experienced an intermittent email and website outage from Thursday Afternoon to late Friday evening. These issues were due to a national outage with our service provider. DIA worked as quickly as possible to resolve the problem with our provider and are...

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MARKET UPDATE SESSIONS – DIA INTERMEDIARY SECTOR EVENT
MARKET UPDATE SESSIONS – DIA INTERMEDIARY SECTOR EVENT

PLAN MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT COORDINATION MARKET UPDATES  DIA invites all involved in the Intermediary sector to attend a Market Update and Question Time session that will benefit all interested in Plan Management and Support Coordination.  The focused sessions for Plan Management and Support...

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NDIA PAUSE PRE-PAYMENT REVIEWS AFTER DIA INTERVENTION
NDIA PAUSE PRE-PAYMENT REVIEWS AFTER DIA INTERVENTION

NDIA PAUSE PRE-PAYMENT REVIEWS AFTER DIA INTERVENTION DIA's has intervened after it came to our attention that several members have received correspondence from the NDIA, specifically from the Claims and Payment Integrity Section (C&PI), that they had been "selected" as part of a pre-payment...

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DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATOR PRICE FREEZE
DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATOR PRICE FREEZE

DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATOR PRICE FREEZE Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) acknowledges the pricing relief that many with in the disability sector have welcomed, however this has not been delivered to Support Coordinators and Plan Managers. DIA has escalated the matter with...

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DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA PLAN MANAGER PRICE FREEZE
DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA PLAN MANAGER PRICE FREEZE

DIA RESPONDS TO NDIA PLAN MANAGER PRICE FREEZE On 22 June 2022, the NDIA published its decision and outcomes of their 2021 - 2022 Annual Price Review. DIA acknowledges this pricing review provided pricing relief for many in the disability sector, however, no such relief was given to the providers...

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2022/23 NDIS PRICE GUIDE RELEASED
2022/23 NDIS PRICE GUIDE RELEASED

2022/23 NDIS Price Guide Released The 2022/23 NDIS Price Guide and outcomes from this year's Annual Price Review have been released by the NDIA today, with just on a week left in the financial year. DIA provided a comprehensive evidence-based submission to this year's Annual Price Review conducted...

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2022 SUPPORT COORDINATION AND PLAN MANAGEMENT SECTOR REPORT
2022 SUPPORT COORDINATION AND PLAN MANAGEMENT SECTOR REPORT

2022 Support Coordination and Plan Management Sector Report. The Australian Disability Intermediaries Sector Report presents detailed analysis and key insights into the operational environment of Intermediaries within the NDIS. The 2022 Support Coordination and Plan Management Sector Report...

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2021-22 FAIR WORK AWARDS RATE DECISION & NDIA APR
2021-22 FAIR WORK AWARDS RATE DECISION & NDIA APR

2021-22 FAIR WORK AWARDS RATE DECISION AND NDIS APR Today the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman published the decision from the Annual Wage Review 2021–22. DIA welcomes the decision of the Fair Work Ombudsman. Whilst the minimum wage is to be increased by 5.2% the modern award wages will be lifted by...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – NDIS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – NDIS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – DUTIES OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF RPMPs
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – DUTIES OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF RPMPs

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – NDIS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – NDIS REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the series of Fact Sheets covering the major Sections of...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – ONGOING SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – ONGOING SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – SERVICE INITIATION
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – SERVICE INITIATION

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – SUPPORT PROVISION
SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – SUPPORT PROVISION

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the series of Fact Sheets covering the major Sections of...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – CONFLICT OF INTEREST
SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the series of Fact Sheets covering the major Sections of...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – CONFLICT OF INTEREST
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – MANAGEMENT
SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – MANAGEMENT

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the series of Fact Sheets covering the major Sections of...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – MANAGEMENT
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – MANAGEMENT

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – GOVERNANCE
SUPPORT COORDINATION FACT SHEET – GOVERNANCE

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish the fourth instalment of a series of Fact Sheets covering the major Sections of the...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – GOVERNANCE
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – GOVERNANCE

Continuing DIA's commitment to providing Members and the broader Intermediary sector with the the tools to successfully implement the recently effective Professional Standards of Practice, we are pleased to publish a further instalment of the Fact Sheet series covering the major Sections of the...

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QUEENSLAND AND NSW FLOOD SUPPORT AVAILABLE VIA SERVICES AUSTRALIA
QUEENSLAND AND NSW FLOOD SUPPORT AVAILABLE VIA SERVICES AUSTRALIA

Disability Intermediaries Australia extends our thoughts to all Participants, Providers and residents impacted by the devastating floods occurring in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. The initial response from authorities has been focused on the safety of the communities in the...

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PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – SERVICE STATEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES
PLAN MANAGEMENT FACT SHEET – SERVICE STATEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES

Disability Intermediaries Australia was very pleased to end last year with the publication of the Professional Standards of Practice for both Plan Management and Support Coordination. The publication was the culmination of over 18 months of collaborative work from DIA, Members, the broader...

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2021-2022 Q2 NDIS REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS
2021-2022 Q2 NDIS REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS

2021- 22 NDIS Q2 Report - Highlights The Hon Linda Reynolds CSC released the NDIS Quarterly Report for disability ministers Q2 2021-2022  on 8th February. DIA has poured over the 2021-22 NDIS Q2 Report picking out the "highlights". Spoiler Alert: After numerous quarters of chopping and changing...

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CORE FUNDING TO PURCHASE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS
CORE FUNDING TO PURCHASE RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS

The Minister has announced that all NDIS participants are able to use Core Funding to purchase Rapid Antigen Tests in order to safely access their supports. Disability Intermediaries Australia will continue to monitor the situation and keep our members and the broader NDIS community up to date...

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2022 STATE OF THE INTERMEDIARY SECTOR SURVEY
2022 STATE OF THE INTERMEDIARY SECTOR SURVEY

2022 DIA STATE OF THE INTERMEDIARY SECTOR SURVEY DIA is pleased to open for responses the 2022 State of the Intermediary Sector Survey which will provide a second and updated analysis of the inaugural sector survey findings that where released in the 2020 DIA Intermediary Sector Survey Report.   ...

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PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE PUBLISHED
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE PUBLISHED

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS OF PRACTICE PUBLISHED FOR PLAN MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT COORDINATION Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA) is pleased to publish Professional Standards of Practice for the delivery of Plan Management and Support Coordination. The development of these two Professional...

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS & OFFICE CLOSURE
HAPPY HOLIDAYS & OFFICE CLOSURE

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to say thank you to all of our dedicated and hard-working members of Disability Intermediaries Australia (DIA). We’re delighted to lead a sector that has such a positive impact on so many people with a disability. We hope you have the opportunity to rest and...

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2021-2022 Q1 NDIS REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS
2021-2022 Q1 NDIS REPORT – HIGHLIGHTS

2021- 22 NDIS Q1 Report - Highlights The Hon Linda Reynolds CSC released the NDIS Quarterly Report for disability ministers Q1 2021-2022 recently amongst a slew of other information and NDIS activity notably the proposed Legislation changes and the 2021-2022 APR. DIA has gone through the 2021-22...

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UPDATED: VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY WORKERS
UPDATED: VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR AUSTRALIAN DISABILITY WORKERS

UPDATED: MANDATORY VACCINE SUMMARY ACROSS AUSTRALIA Australians with disability are one of the groups at greatest risk from contracting coronavirus, as such they and many disability workers were identified and included in Phase 1a and 1b of Australia’s vaccination rollout.While vaccinations for...

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

Disability Intermediaries Australia is seeking a Admin and Policy & Officer, to support member engagement, undertake general admin duties and support the development of policy for Plan Management and Support Coordination markets.

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OUTCOMES FROM 2020 NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATION PAPER
OUTCOMES FROM 2020 NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATION PAPER

OUTCOMES FROM 2020 NDIA SUPPORT COORDINATION PAPER After 15 long months, the much-awaited outcome from the August 2020 NDIA Support Coordination Discussion Paper has today been released. You can read DIA's 100 page submission to this discussion paper here. Many in the sector will find that the...

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2021-22 NDIS ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SUBMISSION
2021-22 NDIS ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW SUBMISSION

2021-22 NDIS ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW - DIA SUBMISSION DIA is pleased to publish its submission to the 2021-2022 NDIS Annual Price Review, having submitted it to the NDIA on Sunday 28th November 2021. The submission proposes the formulation of Cost Models for Plan Management and Support Coordination...

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WE’RE RECRUITING | APPOINTED DIRECTORS x3
WE’RE RECRUITING | APPOINTED DIRECTORS x3

Disability Intermediaries Australia is seeking a Admin and Policy & Officer, to support member engagement, undertake general admin duties and support the development of policy for Plan Management and Support Coordination markets.

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2021-22 APR – DIA PRICING AND COST MODEL SURVEY
2021-22 APR – DIA PRICING AND COST MODEL SURVEY

2021-22 ANNUAL PRICE REVIEWDIA PRICING AND COST MODEL SURVEY Following the two DIA consultation sessions conducted earlier this week, we launched a survey to gather empirical data to formulate a Cost Model that will form a substantial part of DIA's submission to the 2021-22 NDIS Annual Price...

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DIA MEMBERS SHINE ON AFR INNOVATION LIST
DIA MEMBERS SHINE ON AFR INNOVATION LIST

DIA Members Shine on 2021 Australian Financial Review - Most Innovative Companies List Leap in! and My Plan Manager - Disability Intermediaries Australia members and NDIS Financial Intermediaries were recognised in a virtual ceremony yesterday (14 October 2021) for their innovative approach to...

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NDIA CORRECTS PRICE REVIEW CONSULTATION PAPER
NDIA CORRECTS PRICE REVIEW CONSULTATION PAPER

NDIA CORRECTS PRICE REVIEW CONSULTATION PAPER Upon the release of the 2021-22 NDIS Annual Price Review (APR) Consultation Paper late last week, DIA has requested several points of clarity from the NDIA. Pleasingly, the NDIA has responded to some of our points and have provided some explanatory...

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2021-22 ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW
2021-22 ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW

2021-2022 ANNUAL PRICE REVIEW HAS COMMENCED After a period of re-alignment to move the Annual Price Review (APR) cycle to be inline with the financial year, the 2021-22 annual price review has commenced with the release of the Terms of Reference and the timetable of Key Dates. Subsequent changes...

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NDIS DRAFT LEGISLATION RELEASED
NDIS DRAFT LEGISLATION RELEASED

NDIS DRAFT LEGISLATION RELEASED After many promises and delays, the draft changes to the NDIS legislation has finally been released for public review and consultation via submissions. The consultation period is shorter than DIA, and many others, would consider appropriate considering the...

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COVID-19 VACCINATION SUPPORT – SUPPORT COORDINATION
COVID-19 VACCINATION SUPPORT – SUPPORT COORDINATION

COVID-19: SUPPORT FOR PROVIDERS ENABLING COVID-19 VACCINATION FOR PARTICIPANTS The Minister for the NDIS the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, has announced an expansion of the financial payment available to providers supporting NDIS participants to attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments.  The initiative...

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NDIA PRICING ERROR – RESOLUTION
NDIA PRICING ERROR – RESOLUTION

NDIA PRICING ERROR - RESOLUTION  After six weeks of inaction and public silence despite knowing that there were incorrect pricing limits in the portal across 7 support items, the NDIA have today (13 August) finally advised DIA and affected Plan Managers on the procedure to correctly claim up to...

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