On 1 July 2019 the NDIS introduced the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP). The TTP is a conditional price loading designed to assist providers to transition to the NDIS. The TTP item is higher than the price limit for the non-TTP item. The difference in price limits commenced at 7.5% in the 2019-20 financial year, reducing by 1.5% each financial year thereafter.
For the 2023/24 financial year, the NDIS set the TTP rate at 1.5% above the standard rates that Activ charge for the services we provide. Like other providers, Activ must also outline the price that we charge to deliver support services to our customers. The price for a particular service cannot be greater than the price limit set out in the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits 2023/2024 (effective 1 July 2023) and the NDIS Support Catalogue 2023/2024 (effective 1 July 2023).
Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP)
A number of supports in the Assistance with Daily Living Support Category and the Social, Economic and Community Participation Support Category are in the scope of the Temporary Transformation Payment (TTP). These supports have two support items, in line with the following example.
|Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime
|Assistance With Self-Care Activities – Standard – Weekday Daytime – TTP
The price limit for each TTP item is higher than the price limit for the non-TTP item. The difference in price limits will be 1.5% of the standard price from 1 July 2023.
As with all supports, providers must also agree the price that they will charge for a support with the participant. The price for a support cannot be greater than the relevant price limit.
The TTP items can only be used by providers who are compliant with the TTP conditions (see below). Providers who meet these eligibility criteria are known as TTP providers.
All providers who claim for the TTP in 2023-24 must:
In addition, providers who made a claim for the TTP in 2022-23 can only claim for the TTP in 2023-24 if they also took part in the Financial Benchmarking Survey that was carried out for the NDIA in 2021-22.
All providers who claim for a TTP support item are also required to acknowledge their compliance with the NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits, including the TTP requirements, when submitting a payment request through the myplace Provider Portal.
Providers are reminded that Section 182 of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 provides that if a NDIS amount is paid to a person who is not entitled for any reason to the payment of the NDIS amount then the amount of the payment is a debt due to the Agency.
Plan managers are not responsible for ensuring providers are TTP compliant. They can accept the claim for a TTP support item by a registered provider as proof of TTP compliance. Plan managers are however required to inform the NDIA, when requested, which registered providers have made a claim for a TTP support item through the plan manager. Non-registered providers are not eligible for the TTP and plan managers should not use TTP line items to claim for services delivered by non-registered providers.