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NDIA Announces Independent Pricing Review: Spotlight NDIS

13 June 2017

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Image of David Bowen, NDIA CEOThe National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), CEO David Bowen has released the outcomes of their annual pricing review, and announced their decision to undertake an Independent Pricing Review in a letter to providers.

Bowen revealed that two opposing views had been expressed during the review, namely that ‘some providers argued that existing prices do not allow adequate recovery of their costs, impeding their ability to make a return and acting as a barrier to market growth. On the other hand, some participants argued that providers are overpricing supports in some categories’ (Bowen 2017).

Bowen also stated that ‘given the wide range of other issues raised in the FY2017-18 Price Review; the Participant and Provider workshops; and the Productivity Commission submissions, the NDIA is immediately implementing an Independent Pricing Review which will be undertaken by McKinsey & Company’.

The terms of reference for the Independent Pricing Review were included in Bowen’s letter and information about how to engage with the review will be forthcoming.

For full details, please read David Bowen’s letter to providers.

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