National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Choice and certainty for people with disabilities
Around 1.2 million Australians live with severe and profound disabilities. On 30 April 2012, the Federal Government announced the launch of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), with the first stage to commence on 1 July 2013.
As proposed in the Productivity Commission’s 2011 report Disability Care and Support, the Scheme is designed to:
- Insure all Australians in the event of a disability
- Fund long-term high quality care and support for people living with disabilities and those caring for them
- Deliver a wider choice of services, greater certainty of access to appropriate support and additional scope for people with disabilities to more actively participate in their communities.
Disability service providers and payers need to begin now to prepare for the launch of the NDIS.
Providers of disability services will need to review the viability of their business models, including any adjustments that will be required to support the growth and change of both funding and service provision.
Download Deloitte’s summary of:
- The key features of the new NDIS
- The potential impacts on disability service providers and payers
- Recommended initial actions for providers and payers in preparation for the Scheme’s commencement.