Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme - Australian Government

Description

You may require this accreditation if you operate a medical practice that provides diagnostic imaging (DI) services.

The Australian Government provides rebates for certain DI services. DI includes:

  • ultrasound
  • computed tomography
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • positron emission tomography

        and

  • bone densitomography.

Radiology practices providing certain DI services must be accredited under stage one of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to be eligible to provide those services under Medicare.

You may require this accreditation if your practice provides the items listed in the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table of the Medical Benefits Schedule, in these areas of service:

  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • General Radiology
  • Mammography
  • Angiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Orthopantomography;

        or

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation your practice will need to provide evidence of compliance with DIAS Practice Accreditation Standards at the the entry level or full suite of Standards. You must also provide copies of state or territory registration, or a registration number which can be verified, for all medical practitioners and other registered health professionals (such as dentists) employed by or providing services to your diagnostic imaging practice and copies of equipment licences.

To be granted accreditation you must have a Location Specific Practice Number, which is used by the Department of Human Services to uniquely identify practice sites that provide diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 AG

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 1975 AG

Administering agency

Department of Health

Diagnostic Imaging Section

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Accreditation Enquiries

Diagnostic Imaging Section

Department of Health

Operating address: Sirius Building, Furzer Street
Woden
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9848
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1800020103
Phone: 02 62891555
Email: DiagnosticImagingandAccreditation@health.gov.au