First2Care News

Here are the NDIA pricing updates released on the 30th of March and 1st of April 2022.

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27 April 2022

The latest NDIS amendment bill was passed on the 31st of March 2022 and put into effect from 1st April 2022. To make things easier, our First2Care team have summarised the key changes below.

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27 April 2022

Do political party policies on the NDIS affect whether you would vote for a particular party?

Although the NDIS has been in place for over eight years now, it remains a hot topic whenever election time rolls around. With the federal elections fast approaching, we took a deep dive into the policies of the key party’s participating in the upcoming elections to better understand who has policies for or against the NDIS.

8 minutes

21 February 2022

Following the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the NDIA have released a few different updates to the Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits. Here’s what you need to know.

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24 January 2022

We are pleased to announce that our First2Care Participants or their Nominee can now request login details to our portal via the First2Care website. The Client portal provides you with easy access to your plan details, invoices, and real-time actual to budget tracking updates rather than having to wait to receive your monthly report.

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24 January 2022

On the 17th of December 2021, a press release went out announcing that there will be changes to the National Disability Insurance Agency Board (NDIA) members, including the addition of two people with disability.

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20 December 2021

The NDIA Annual Report for 2020 -2021 and the Q1 Report 2021-2022 are out now, and while we know that some of you may want to review the documents yourselves, we also know that taking the time to read 800+ pages (the NDIA do love their long documents) might not be for everyone. Which is why we asked our team to read through the Annual and Q1 Report and highlight some key points of interest to share.

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29 November 2021

Earlier this month the government’s planned NDIS Act Amendments Bill was tabled in parliament. The current tabled version follows on from the previous draft (exposure draft) that was submitted back in September. Although there was plenty of feedback provided regarding that exposure draft from people within the disability community, it seems that the exposure draft and the current tabled Bill are very similar. Which does explain the tight turn around between the two… Feedback for the exposure draft closed on the 7th of October and just three short weeks later the Amendments Bill made its debut.

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29 November 2021

For many participants, the CB Improved Daily Living budget (CB15) is one of the most important areas of funding. This is where professional therapy is paid from, such as physiotherapy, psychology, and occupational therapy. It is particularly important to manage the funds in this category so that crucial therapy can continue to be delivered throughout the plan, especially if reports are needed toward the end of the plan.

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26 October 2021

It can be tough to keep up to date with the constant changes and updates to the COVID-19 vaccination regulations. Especially when each state has different regulations in place. To assist in making this a little easier we have sourced key government websites, state by state, that provide a better insight into current regulations.

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25 October 2021

There are several organisations and support service that can provide support and education around mental health, mental illness, and mental wellness in Australia.
Find out which organisations and support services may suit your needs.

Remember, if you or someone you know is in a crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000).

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25 October 2021

On October 7th, responses were due to the NDIA’s proposed legislation changes. First2Care made the most of the opportunity by responding with recommendations and comments that best reflect what we wish to see for our clients and providers.

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25 October 2021