The NDIS provides the necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability so they can access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Every NDIS participant has an individual plan that lists their desired outcomes, the supports they will use and the funding they have received.
NDIS participants fall into three categories:
1) Self-managed participants, who can manage the funds that NDIS provides and will deal directly with their service providers.
2) Plan-managed participants, who appoint a plan manager to deal with providers and manage their funds.
3) NDIA-managed participants, who let the agency manage their plan. In this case, the agency will provide a list of registered providers from which participants can choose.
Providers are one of the main contact points for NDIS participants. They are an important part of the NDIS, delivering supports and services that help participants achieve their goals. Providers can be registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) or unregistered.
Providers work with Plan managers and support coordinators to create and manage connections between NDIS participants and supports, offering participants self-direction, choice and value. Participants can also choose to have a registered plan management provider to manage their funding and budget for the supports in their plan. Support coordinators help participants to implement supports in their plan, including informal, government services, community activities, and funded supports.
There are many benefits of getting registered with the NDIS as a provider.
1) Access to NDIA-managed participants, which essentially gives you access to a wider range of participants.
2) Participants see you as a trusted figure to handle their funds.
3) The quality of your service improves as the industry expands.
4) Payments are handled directly through the NDIS portal for a quick cash flow.
5) You can provide any type of service included in the support.
6) Being part of a vibrant, innovative, and competitive market.
7) Access to the supplementary training modules offered by the NDIS Commission,
8) Access to the ‘myplace provider portal’ which helps manage your service bookings, processes payments faster, and helps extend your online presence through its provider finder tool.
These are just some benefits of becoming a registered NDIS provider. Become a part of this flourishing industry and enjoy your work while helping people in your community. Register for becoming a provider today!