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New extension to NDIS review plans due to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIS has introduced changes to the current plan review process. This involves extending your current plan for an extra 12 months. The extension of your plan will have the same amount of funding for your Core and Capacity Building Budget as currently allocated. This fund allocation will only cover the ongoing maintenance of your prosthetics and NOT include the funding for any new prosthesis or socket replacements. All new prostheses or socket replacements require a quotation to be sent to the NDIS for approval.

If you have any questions about the NDIS plan extensions, please reach out to your Prosthetist.

Reviewing your prosthetic plans at APC

Best practice care recommends your prosthetist undertakes 6-monthly reviews of your prosthesis and your care plan to ensure it is still meeting your needs and allowing you to achieve your intended goals. With the changes to the NDIS plan review process, it is important that you arrange an appointment with your prosthetist prior to your new plan being implemented or extended (or if you have recently had your plan extended). Your prosthetist will be able to submit quotations to the NDIS so that the funding you need for any new prostheses or socket replacements can be allocated in your new plan. This process will reduce the time needed for the NDIS to approve your request in the future.

Our safety commitment to you

We are now almost 6-months into the COVID-19 outbreak.  It has been a challenging time for our community, and we are all doing our best to adapt to the “new normal”. We remain hopeful governments and the broader community will make progress containing the COVID-19 threat, but also remain pragmatic in our mid to long term outlook.

APC Prosthetics clients and personnel have fortunately remained untouched by COVID. The health of our clients and our dedicated team is always our main priority. We constantly update our treatment & procedures in line with NSW Health recommendations, to ensure we have the best practices in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These measures include pre-visit screening and the use of protective equipment whilst on site. Our physical environment is regularly cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, including between appointments.

You may feel unsure about visiting health service providers due to the current COVID-19 environment, however, please be assured that our APC Clinics and staff are operating to the highest standards to mitigate transmission risks. We will also accommodate your requests to make your visit comfortable and safe. Please speak with our reception team if there are any requests you have when making your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you in the near future and remain dedicated to providing you with the best care in the safest environment.

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