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About Ross McDonald

Ross McDonald B.Comm (Hons), CA, MBA, is the founder of Capital Guardians, a ‘paypal’ for aged care (residential personal expenses and home care packages) and disability clients (plan management).

How Plan Managed Providers get paid overnight

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (“NDIS”) has reflected modern expectations and the need for quick service payments, paying electronic claims within 2 working days. However, processing and system inefficiencies for Plan-managed and Self-managed NDIS plans can take weeks, sometimes months to pay providers. Traditional Process for paying Service Providers (Plan and Self-Managed) Providers invoice per [...]

By | 2019-03-07T02:19:54+00:00 December 21st, 2018|NDIS|Comments Off on How Plan Managed Providers get paid overnight

Budgeting for a child with special needs (with or without NDIS funding)

While any household with a special needs child needs to manage extra expenses on top of normal living costs, early preparation can help. Australia’s NDIS aims to fund ‘reasonable and necessary’ support for people living with a disability. Some parents have requested more - wanting the best for their child, but often this is not [...]

By | 2019-03-11T01:49:33+00:00 December 16th, 2018|NDIS|Comments Off on Budgeting for a child with special needs (with or without NDIS funding)

Use it or Lose it – Spending your NDIS money

Spend all the funds in your NDIS plan. Whether you’re agency-managed, plan-managed or self-managed, it’s important to get the most out of your budget and supports.   Brimbank mother Sheryl Peck encourages parents to maximise their spend of current plans to increase the chances of approval for future funding. In 2017, Sheryl did her best [...]

By | 2019-03-08T17:48:07+00:00 December 12th, 2018|NDIS|Comments Off on Use it or Lose it – Spending your NDIS money

How to speed up NDIS payments and claims

How to speed up NDIS payments. Complaints about delayed NDIS payments continue, but Participants and Service Providers can do one thing to gain more control without involving the agency - by choosing the right Plan Manager to manage their funds. Many people dissatisfied with the scheme have reported the impact of slow payments on funded and [...]

By | 2019-03-26T05:24:40+00:00 December 9th, 2018|NDIS|Comments Off on How to speed up NDIS payments and claims

Home care management fees falling

Recent survey to Approved Providers of home care package services are showing the administration costs are falling as a percentage of the home care package income. The results are strongly reflecting new home care operators coming in with significant lower management fees, and in some cases no fees. The survey run by Capital Guardians had [...]

By | 2018-12-06T03:31:00+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Homecare|Comments Off on Home care management fees falling
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