Bureaucratic loophole holds up catheter ablations for AF

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 ...

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