How do I become part of the network?
Starting with Plan Partners
Just sign up here. We will contact you within 1 business day. By becoming part of our network, you'll get access to your own personal Plan Partners Dashboard, where you can easily track the status of your invoices. We will also update you regularly with advice and tips & tricks how to work with the NDIS.
While it’s not compulsory, we encourage all new service providers to sign a copy of our Provider Participation Terms. Laying out the terms of out arrangement helps to protect all parties and ensure invoices are paid promptly and regularly.
Only if your customer’s funds are being managed by the NDIS, which requires providers to be registered in order to submit a claim. If your customer is using Plan Management, they can choose an unregistered provider.
If you'd like to find out more about the difference between registered and unregistered providers, this handy blog explains it all.
To find out more about the difference between Plan Management, NDIS management and self-management, click here.
Submitting and paying invoices
Th easiest and fastest way is to submit it through our Fast Payment System in your online Dashboard, which allows your invoice to be paid within 4 business days. Alternatively, you can submit your invoice in PDF, Word or Excel to email@example.com, but it'll take our team longer to review and validate your invoice and payment time will usually be within 7 business days. You can track the status of your invoice any time in your Dashboard. Click here for more information how to submit your invoices.
This article explains what needs to be on an invoice and provides a handy invoice template. Your invoice should be aligned with ATO guidelines and include the required NDIS line items. Our Fast Payment System lets you create an invoice automatically with handy tools to look up NDIS line items and a valid invoice number.
We aim to process all invoices promptly. Invoices usually get paid within 7 business days, but by submitting your invoice through our Fast Payment System your invoice can get paid within 4 business days. This article explains exactly how Plan Partners processes your invoice. You can always track the status of your invoices in your online Dashboard.
You can receive payments from us by EFT or, if your business has a credit card terminal, you can choose to receive a credit card payment, which will allow us to pay as soon as your claim is successfully accepted by the NDIA, rather than having to wait for us to receive the funds first. To find out more about credit card payment, just email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organising your NDIS services
For a support to receive NDIS funding, it must be considered ‘reasonable and necessary’ to help the participant reach their goals and objectives.
In this handy blog we explain how to determine whether your supports are considered 'reasonable and necessary' for the NDIS participant.
The NDIS has a very handy guide on how to set up a service agreement with an NDIS participant, and what to include in the agreement.
If you need more help, our friendly team is happy to help you. Just give us a call on 1300 333 700.
Our new eBook 'Working with the NDIS' explains it all and provides you with handy tips and tricks through every step of your NDIS journey. At Plan Partners, we can also can organise tailored workshops and presentations to get your organisation NDIS ready. Our workshops are very practical, interactive and tailored to your organisation's needs.
They are run by Plan Partners' senior experts who will provide inside tips & tricks to help you and your customers to get the most out of the NDIS.
Want to know more? Call us on 1300 333 700 (ask for Plan Partners' State Manager in your state) or send an email to email@example.com.
For all gardeners, cleaners and handymen, we have an easy guide available: 'Getting paid under the NDIS'. Read it here.
What are the benefits?
We make life easier for people who are struggling to manage their NDIS funds. As their Plan Manager, we process their invoices, give them access to their own online Dashboard so they can track their NDIS budgets and send them regular updates and tips & tricks on how to get the most out of the NDIS. Our Plan Partners team is available for any questions about the NDIS they have. We can help your customers navigate the NDIS by holding information sessions and workshops or even co-host an event with you on the topic. In addition, we can provide you with a range of NDIS resources to share with your customers.
Many customers struggle with finding service providers in their area. Support Coordination can help them find and connect with the right providers at every stage of their NDIS journey. Support Coordinators can help with understanding what's in an NDIS plan, setting up service agreements, prepare them for their planning and review meetings and regularly evaluate the progress of their NDIS plan.
When your customers sign up with us, you can be sure that their NDIS plans are managed well and their invoices are processed promptly.
As part of Plan Partners' network you have access to Plan Partners' team and you can ask all questions about NDIS plans you have. You'll also get access to your own online Dashboard where you can easily track the status of your invoices. We will send you regular updates and tips&tricks how to get the most of the NDIS for your organisation and customers. We can also organise workshops and presentations for your staff and customers.
All you need to do is sign up here. You'll be asked to agree to our Provider Participation Terms - this helps to protect all parties and outlines exactly what you can expect from us.
Feedback and complaints
We always aim to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. Please contact us on 1300 333 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any concerns. You can also read our Feedback and Complaints Procedure (see link below under the 'Legal' section) for more information on our process.
If you’d prefer to raise the issue with a third party, you can contact the Commonwealth Ombudsman on 1300 362 072.