National Disability Insurance (NDIS) is a means-tested disability benefit designed for long term care and disability support. The scheme helps protect the most vulnerable members of society – disabled people who require constant support to ensure they can enjoy a life of dignity. The scheme aims to promote work and independent living for those most in need. The Disability Discrimination Act defines the four main elements of the scheme: income, assets, and expenditure. This article looks at the plan administration process.
Managed care means that a company or organisation decides to provide a particular service or facility on behalf of an eligible person to receive the funding. To be eligible to receive funding, a person must be wholly and permanently disabled and cannot be expected to return to work. Once a person is approved as eligible for NDIS Plan management by NDIS PLAN Manager, a plan is drawn up to provide the funds. Managed care means that a company or organisation manages the funding and ensures that it reaches the participant.
One of the primary duties of managed care groups is to manage the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s (NDIS) plan management process. The primary duty of the plan manager is to manage the scheme’s budget. Managing the budget enables the group to provide a suitable level of support to their participant(s). By managing the scheme’s budget, a managed care group can provide a suitable level of support to their participants by ensuring that the money is used correctly to cover eligible expenses and encourage good quality health and community services. The management plan manager also ensures that no group member pays more for their particular support than they are.
To be fully functional, an individual must meet all the eligibility criteria. Once this has been established, the plan manager begins the process of recruiting providers. The recruitment of providers involves contacting each provider and ensuring that both agree to participate in the scheme. When contacting potential providers, the plan manager makes sure to use a neutral party to represent the interests of all funding recipients.
At the end of the planning meeting, the plan review team is assembled. At this meeting, the team meets again with the providers to provide information regarding each of the funding opportunity categories to which the individual or family is eligible. A summary of the information provided is then provided to the funding providers. At this meeting, the providers are provided with specific instructions on what they need to do with the funds they have been awarded. Depending on the service category that each participant is eligible to serve, different activities will need to be planned. Providers are also provided information about how they can best provide the services that each of these categories requires.
Once the plans have been developed and executed, the NDIS Plan management by NDIS PLAN Manager is responsible for submitting the application and documentation to the appropriate regional authorities. The application process typically includes an online submission form that requires personal information and income information. Once submitted, the application is completed, and the review begins. If approval is received from the regional authority, the funds are directly deposited into the participant’s account.