Availability through the NDIS
PolySpine will be made available to purchase through the NDIS as an assistive technology. As per the NDIS you will be generally able to either:
- Buy the AT outright
- Access the AT through lease, rental or other arrangements – this includes arrangements to access refurbished and reissued AT.
Like many technologies, AT ranges from the really simple to the very complex, under the NDIS complexity chart PolySpine falls under the level 3 complexity.
|Complexity Level||Description and Examples||Is an assessment required before I can access NDIS funds?||Where can I buy this AT?|
Simple, low-risk AT
|Simple, low risk products and services that are easy to buy and need no or very little assistance to set up and use.
These are the everyday AT items that you can easily access and test out that don’t cost much or require support.
|You can choose to buy these from everyday suppliers.
|AT you can buy easily “off the shelf”, test and trial before making a final choice. However, you might need help to set up.
|May be required:
Depending on availability and your individual circumstance, you may require an assessment.
|You can typically find this type of AT from an AT supplier.|
Specialised AT solutions
|Similar to Level 2 AT, but requires modification or is tailored to suit your needs.
You will require experienced professional support to help identify and set up (and, in some cases train) before you can most effectively use it.
|You should work with your AT assessor to identify suitable supplier/s from which you are able to source the most appropriate AT solution for your needs.|
Complex AT solutions
|Custom made AT which is specially made or configured for you.
You will require specialist and/or ongoing support (including specialised training) to identify, buy and use.
|You should work with your AT assessor to identify suitable supplier/s from which you are able to source the most appropriate AT solution for your needs. In some cases the NDIA may indicate which providers are suitable.|
PolySpine is committed to remaining accessible for all, it will be purchased through our website as an out of pocket expense. The NDIA has also developed several resources to help you find and access providers. It is important to choose the right provider for you. Make sure you understand your plan and supports before you start choosing providers.
for a Trial
PolySpine will commence running clinical trials of the spine in Sydney, Australia from 2020. If you are interested in participating please fill out our Clinical Trial Expression of Interest form and one of our team members will contact you shortly.