The Health Insurance Act 1973 and the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Instrument 2020 provides the legislative framework for the introduction and operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme for diagnostic imaging practices providing diagnostic imaging services under Medicare.
- Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards
The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards provide a safety and quality framework for diagnostic imaging practices.
- Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme
The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme supports the consistent assessment of diagnostic imaging practices to the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards.
Diagnostic imaging includes the following modalities
- Computed tomography
- Diagnostic radiology
- Nuclear medicine
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Diagnostic Imaging Quality Assurance
- Diagnostic Imaging Services Table
- Diagnostic imaging under Medicare
- New advisories:
- Advisory DI21/03: Requirements for comparison with national diagnostic reference levels
- Advisory DI21/04: Disinfection requirements for reusable semi critical medical devices - Standard 1.6: Health-care Associated Infection
- Advisory DI21/05: Clarification of consent requirements
- Advisory DI21/06: Standard 1.5: Equipment Servicing - Clarification of the required evidence for an equipment service provider’s qualifications and licences
- Advisory DI21/07: Standard 3.2: Optimised Radiation Technique Charts - evidence requirements
- Advisory DI21/08: Standard 2.4: Medication management - For imaging associated with surgical and interventional procedures
- The Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care commenced administration of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme on 1 July 2021.
For questions and feedback on the Commission’s Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme please contact Safety and Quality Advice Centre or phone 1800 304 056.