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 to price limits stemming from this APR will take effect from 1 July 2022.

The APR will follow a similar process to those of the past with the following key topic areas being examined:

  • NDIS Disability Support Worker Cost Model assumptions and methodology
  • group-based supports
  • temporary transformation payments
  • therapy and nursing supports
  • support coordination and plan management
  • regional, remote and very remote price limit loadings
  • price controls by state and territory, where economic trends may be countercyclical to trends in other states and territories.

Of particular interest to DIA members is the inclusion of support coordination and plan management with the Terms of Reference stating:

Review the pricing arrangements for support coordination and plan management to encourage innovation, improve quality of service and ensure value for money.

Although the full Issues Paper is yet to be released, DIA has been preparing background information and analysis in anticipation of preparing a thorough submission regarding plan management and support coordination price settings.

DIA will be active participants in the the consultation process run by the NDIA and will also be engaging with our members throughout the APR consultation timetable. As more information and details are released, DIA will be updating our members and the broader disability community to facilitate the maximum possible consultation during this APR and subsequent pricing arrangements.


Key Dates

6 September 2021 Release of Terms of Reference
September 2021 Release Issues Paper and call for submissions
October-November 2021 Consultations with stakeholders
12 November 2021 Closing date for submissions to Review
February-March 2022 Second round of consultations with stakeholders
April 2022

Announce results of the Annual Pricing Review

Release of NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits for 2022-23

June 2022

Release final price limits

(after the Fair Work Commission’s Annual Minimum Wage Decision)

1 July 2022 Implementation of new arrangements

Link to Annual Pricing Review webpage:  2021-2022 APR Webpage and Information

If you have any pricing related issues you wish to highlight  directly to DIA, please email info@intermediaries.org.au and we will have one of our team contact you for further details.

DIA will continue to update the broader intermediaries sector with up to date information on the NDIS and is able to  continue to do this because of the support of our members. DIA encourages Intermediary providers to consider joining DIA as a member, to ensure we can continue to support our members and the sector.