How to Become a Registered NDIS Provider
Becoming a NDIS provider offers you a chance to be part of a movement that is determined to offer solutions to residents of Australia living with a disability. Before you embark on this rewarding journey, you will need to be registered as a provider. Below we have highlighted the necessary processes:
Your location matters
Before being registered as a provider, your location will be accessed. The NDIS agents will need to know whether you are within a roll out location. It is, therefore, imperative that you take time to conduct some research about such locations before you register.
Some providers will go through a transition
If you have already been contracted to offer similar services by the government, transitional arrangements will be made for you. The agency will identify suitable programs in the scheme where you can render services. The process will be gradual and the resources to help in the transition will be provided freely by the agency. However, if you do want to choose specific programs, you will have to go through the process that new providers go through.
Completing the provider registration form
If you have verified that you are within the roll out area, you will be required to complete a registration form, which will ask for your business trading name and location. Upon submission you will receive conformation on how to complete stage 2 of the process. Here, you will be guided on how to create a provider portal, which is crucial in processing payments for the NDIS participants.
Digital access is critical
As a registered provider, it is crucial that you access online systems. You will find updates and important details on how the scheme is being rolled out in your location. To create an account, a verification code, username and password are required alongside your driver’s license, passport and Medicare card details. Upon verification of the documents, you can access your account at any given time.
The NDIS agency have come up with a number of different measures to ensure that their participants receive high-quality services. Registered providers must be familiar with these measures to ensure the highest quality of support is given. Note that quality measures are subject to the requirements made by the territory and state governments. Therefore, there are no universal measures and for this reason providers should research the quality obligations within their state.
Keep checking the NDIS website for updates
The NDIS is making various arrangements as the scheme matures. As such, registered members must be updated to ensure that they provide any registration detail required in the future.
Once registered, providers should comply with various requirements regarding complaints management, restrictive practices and criminal history screening. NDIS agents are assigned the role of investigating each provider’s compliance.