Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme
The Department of Health (DoH) designed the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to be introduced in stages to provide practices opportunity to prepare for accreditation and to enable Medicare benefits to continue uninterrupted.
HDAA is an Approved Accreditor for both Stage I and Stage II of the scheme. This enables us to provide a smooth and easy transition for practices moving through the scheme with an experienced and knowledgeable team to support new practices entering the scheme at any stage.
Stage I of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (the Scheme) was implemented in 2008 requiring practices providing radiology services to achieve accreditation over a two year period. Stage I of the Scheme did not include accreditation of non-radiology services.
The DIAS 2010 Standards were introduced July 2010 with the launch of Stage II. The scope of servics within the scheme became broader to include non-radiology services (such as cardiac ultrasound and angiography; obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound; and nuclear medicine imaging services) and the Standards to be meet have progressed.
In 2015, the DIAS Standards were revised. The focus of the 2015 standards has been to enhance the 2010 standards, rather than developing new ones. Both Entry Level and Full Suite accreditation are still available and has not changed the scope of DIAS.