Regaining accreditation fact sheet

About regaining accreditation under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme after accreditation has been revoked or otherwise ended.

Page last updated: 27 January 2017

Fact Sheet - Regaining accreditation (PDF 320 KB)

Regaining accreditation

Practices wishing to provide Medicare-funded diagnostic imaging services must be accredited under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS or the Scheme).

Where practices have previously been accredited but their accreditation was revoked or otherwise ended, these practices must apply for and obtain accreditation against the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards in order to re-enter the Scheme.

Resources to assist practices with regaining their accreditation are located on DIAS Information Resources (from 1 January 2016).

The accreditation process

The approved accreditor of your choice will conduct an off-site desk-top audit to determine the extent of the practice’s compliance with the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards. This audit must be completed within 30 business days.

Practices awarded accreditation against the full suite of standards will enter the accreditation maintenance program, which requires practices to be re-accredited every 4 years.

No accreditation?

Practices that do not have accreditation cannot provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services and must inform clients of this prior to carrying out services.

It is an offence for a proprietor of a practice to fail to notify patients that the practice is not accredited and that a Medicare benefit is not payable before providing diagnostic imaging services.

Approved accreditors

HDAA
Website: HDAA
Phone: 1800 601 696

National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA)
Website: National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA)
Phone: 1800 621 666

Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)
Website: Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)
Phone: 1300 888 329

Practices seeking further information from the Department of Health may email the Diagnostic imaging team or go to the DIAS information resources (from 1 January 2016) page.