Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1166 - Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of varicose veins due to chronic venous insufficiency

Assessment No.

1166
Application NameRadiofrequency ablation (RFA) for the treatment of varicose veins due to chronic venous insufficiency
Description of proposed medical service-
Description of medical condition-
Medical condition groupCirculatory
Medical condition sub groupVeins
Medical service categoryTherapeutic
Medical service typeRadiofrequency Ablation
Medical service sub type-
Received22/6/11
Stage 2 - Eligibility22/6/11
Stage 3 - 1st PASC 14 - 15 September 2011
Stage 3 - Public CommentReleased for comment 7 October 2011
PDF version Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP)
Word version Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP)
Closed for comments 4 November 2011
Stage 3 - 2nd PASC1-2 December 2011
PDF version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP)
Word version Final Decision Analytic Protocol (DAP)
Stage 4 - Submission of EvidenceSubmission Based Assessment Received 9 February 2012
Stage 5 - ESC evaluation-
Stage 6 - MSAC Appraisal2 August 2012
Word version Public Summary Document
PDF version Public Summary document
Stage 6 - MSAC adviceThe minutes are available as part of the Public Summary Document (PSD)
Stage 7 - Noting by Minister
  • advice is not communicated to the Minister until the Minutes of the relevant meeting have been ratified by MSAC members (which may take several weeks)
  • the Minister needs time to properly consider MSAC's advice (and may choose to seek further policy advice from the department before noting the advice)
  • a Government decision to list a service supported by MSAC is taken in the context of other Government priorities: MSAC's support of an application for public funding does not oblige the Government to list the service on the MBS
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Stage 8 - Implementation-

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