Medicare 'discriminating against' patients with INOCA

Changes to the MBS make it less likely that patients will be optimally investigated and some may go undiagnosed, says Professor Jamie Layland

A change to an item on the MBS has made it more difficult to investigate patients with ischaemia with no obstructive cardiac arteries using pressure wires, cardiologists and patient advocates say.

Adjunct Professor Jamie Layland
Professor Jamie Layland.

The International Heart Spasms Alliance, a not-for-profit association which is supported by several Australian interventional