CMHA Submission – NDIS Costs Issues Paper
QAMH is concerned that the current NDIS pricing structure is not appropriate for the provision of psychosocial support and rehabilitation.
QAMH recently met with a regional member organisation who costed out the support they provided, and found they made a $2.75 loss on each hour of service provided, before any administration costs were factored in. This member expressed great concern that they are working at a loss; taking on more clients would eventually lead to the demise of the organisation.
Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA), Australia’s coalition of mental health peak bodies, of which QAMH is a partner, recently made a submission to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) annual review of price controls for services and supports. The submission stated that ‘a central issue for mental health being a part of the NDIS has been mental health not fitting into the pricing structures of the NDIS.”
We attach this submission for your information and will keep you informed of the outcomes that arise from the review.
Read CMHA’s submission to the Productivity Commission NDIS Costs Issues Paper