Access to cardiac ablation procedures for AF expanded

Government requires private health funds to cover procedure
Megan Howe
Cardiac catheter ablation for AF

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been promised faster access to cardiac ablation surgery, after the Federal Government moved to require private health funds to cover the procedure for the first time.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced that cardiac ablation catheter devices would be listed on the Government’s Prostheses List. That means private health insurers are required to provide cover for cardiac ablation procedures.