Preparing for NDIS

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

What is NDIS

NDIS is the national disability insurance scheme. It is the result of a major reappraisal of Australia’s approach to living with disability, bringing a greater focus on individual needs, as well as increased funding and service provision.

This program is relevant to all organisations providing support and case management services in the disability sector.

When is NDIS coming?

NDIS is being rolled out in phases with the following areas participating as of 1 July 2013:

  • Tasmania, for youth aged 15–24

  • South Australia, for children aged 0–14

  • The Barwon area of Victoria, for people up to 65 years

  • The Hunter area in NSW, for people up to 65 years

Regions in the ACT and Northern Territory will commence from 1 July 2014.

The program aims to give individuals living with disabilities more control over their own care and increase transparency in how disability services are provided. Clients will be able to manage their own funding, with a range of assistance available from service providers and support organisations working in the disability sector. This assistance will vary according to individual requirements: some clients will choose an organisation to help manage their funds, while others will wholly manage their own funds.

How HealthConnex can help

The ComCare software solution is capable of managing NDIS for organisations who provide supports funded by the NDIA or directly to the participant. Learn more about ComCare here.


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