Non-accredited practices that have previously been accredited
Information for non-accredited practices that were previously accredited under the Scheme and are interested in applying for accreditation under the Scheme again.
The Practice Accreditation Standards comprise three entry level standards, plus an additional twelve standards to make up the full suite.
Non-accredited practices previously accredited under the Scheme where their accreditation was ended will need to apply for and be awarded accreditation by a single accreditor against the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards to re-enter the Scheme. These practices are not eligible to apply against entry level Practice Accreditation Standards.
Practices awarded accreditation against the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards will need to be re-accredited every 4 years as part of the accreditation maintenance program.
More information for non-accredited practices that have previously been accredited can be found by clicking this link: Information Resources
PDF Printable version of ‘Regaining Accreditation’ Fact Sheet (PDF 26 KB)
Regaining AccreditationPractices wishing to provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services must be accredited under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme).
Where practices have previously been accredited under the Scheme but their accreditation was revoked or otherwise ended, these practices must apply for and obtain accreditation against the full suite of Practice Accreditation standards in order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.
Guidelines for the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards are available online.
Practices re-applying for accreditation under the Scheme are not eligible to apply for accreditation against the entry level standards.
The application processThe 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.
The 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 them to be re-accredited every 4 years.
Non-accredited practices that have previously been accredited under the Scheme must apply for and obtain accreditation against the full suite of standards in order to re-enter the Scheme.
No accreditation?Practices that do not have accreditation cannot provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services and must inform clients prior to carrying out services.
Failure by a proprietor of a practice to notify patients that the practice is not accredited and a Medicare benefit is not payable before providing diagnostic imaging services is an offence under the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Guidelines for the StandardsGuidelines for the full suite of Practice Accreditation Standards are available online at the Diagnostic Imaging Information resources page.
Accreditors for the SchemeThere are three accreditors for the Scheme.
Your practice may choose one of the following accreditors:
- Health and Disability Auditing Australia (HDAAU)
Phone: 1800 601 696
- National Association of Testing Authorities Australia (NATA)
Phone: 1800 621 666
- Quality in Practice (QIP)
Phone: 1300 888 329
To learn more about the Scheme, visit The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme webpage.
Diagnostic Imaging Section
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
E-mail: Diagnostic Imaging and Accreditation
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