The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers. It means you get to make decisions about your supports and who you would like to deliver them.
You can use your NDIS funding to pay for CPL services. To find out if you're eligible for NDIS funding, you can check out the information in the NDIS section of our website or read the links below.
We understand all of our clients want to get the most out of their NDIS package, and receive high quality services for the best price. That’s why CPL aligns its pricing to the most up-to-date NDIS price guide and makes a commitment to never charge an individual more than we are entitled to under this guide.
You may be aware that the NDIA recently conducted its annual review of pricing and released its new price guide which takes effect from 1 July 2020.
As the changes are quite complex, CPL has temporarily paused billing while we review the changes and understand their impacts on our clients and how we deliver services. This pause coincides with an upgrade to our client management and billing system.
We expect to have completed our review soon, after which we will share our new pricing with all our clients and resume billing. We may also work with you individually to understand how pricing changes will affect you and, where appropriate, develop a new Schedule of Supports.
One important change that is worthy of mentioning now, however, is a reduction in the Temporary Transition Payment (TTP), which CPL is eligible to charge on selected services. As announced by the NDIA, this is decreasing from 7.5 per cent to 6 per cent this year. This reduction will be applied to applicable services from 1 July 2020.
The new NDIS price guides may be accessed via these links:
If you have any questions, please contact the following:
Accessing transport funding from your NDIS plan
On 3 February, the Minister for the NDIS announced more flexibility for NDIS participants to access transport funding from their plans.
Following this announcement, the NDIS released a new price guide on Monday 24 February reflecting the changes. CPL is currently reviewing the changes to ensure we understand the implications to people currently being transported by CPL and the circumstances under which transport costs can be claimed against a person’s core supports.
Once we have completed this review, we will be in touch to discuss how this change will affect you if you currently are charged a zone rate or per-kilometre rate by CPL.
The timing of the announcement by the Minister coincides with CPL commencing a review of how we support people to access transport within their community. Accordingly, over the next couple of months, we will be continuing to review and make changes to the internal policies, procedures and requirements for the small number of CPL clients who are driven to community activities by CPL support workers.
We will be in touch with you when this review is complete as well.
As with everything we do, our focus is on delivering a high quality service and keeping our clients safe.
Direct payment and private health care
If you are not eligible for NDIS funding, or wish to access a service or support that's not covered in your plan, you can pay for CPL's services directly with cash, debit or credit card. We have HICAPS machines available at all locations to process a claim from your private health insurer. If you wish to use BPay, you will be issued with an invoice on the day of the appointment.
Self-directed support with Your Life Your Choice funding
If you have the Queensland Government's Your Life Your Choice individualised funding, you can use this funding to pay for CPL services.
Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
This is an Australian Government initiative providing support for children aged 0 - 6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families and carers. The service covers a range of funding, including therapies.
CDMP (Chronic Disease Management Plan)
The Chronic Disease Management Plan offers people with a chronic medical condition access to Medicare benefits to cover allied health services, which help manage their condition.
Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services delivers payments and services to help people who have an illness, injury or a disability. There is also support to assist their families or carers.
The Companion Card is available for people with disability who require lifelong attendant care support in order to participate in community activities and events. This card can help cover the costs of getting out and about with the support of a companion.
Disability Support Pension
This pension provides support for people between 16 and pension age who have a permanent physical, intellectual or psychiatric condition that stops them from working.