Thousands of people with atrial fibrillation (AF) are missing out on potentially life saving catheter ablation because of a bureaucratic loophole that prevents health funds from reimbursing privately insured patients. The $9000 catheter can only be paid for by health funds if it is on the government controlled Prostheses List. But the catheter doesn’t make ...
Bureaucratic loophole holds up catheter ablations for AF
By Sunalie Silva
7 Sep 2017