Medical Imaging Accreditation Program (MIAP) fact sheet

About the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) and the Medical Imaging Accreditation Program (MIAP).

Page last updated: 15 June 2015

Medical Imaging Accreditation Program (MIAP) fact sheet (PDF 180 KB)

Accreditation

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) delivers a voluntary accreditation program jointly with the National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA). Known as the Medical Imaging Accreditation Program or MIAP, this program is underpinned by the Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology developed by RANZCR.

Practices with MIAP accreditation may seek recognition of their accreditation under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS).

Practices seeking accreditation under the scheme

Any practice with MIAP accreditation can apply to an accreditor for recognition of their accreditation for the purposes of DIAS.

A practice which provides evidence of current MIAP accreditation will have their accreditation recognised and be granted accreditation under DIAS.

Maintaining accreditation

A practice must notify their accreditor if their MIAP accreditation lapses, is not renewed or is revoked.

When MIAP accreditation lapses, is not renewed or is revoked, a practice no longer satisfies recognition arrangements under DIAS. Therefore accreditation under the DIAS will be revoked and the practice cannot provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services.

Eligibility to provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services is not re-established until the practice either renews their MIAP accreditation (which is then recognised under DIAS) or is accredited against the full suite of Standards for DIAS.