Cardiac surgery services in Adjara are fully funded.
Within the framework of the state program of universal health protection and the additional medical service program of heart surgery of the Ministry of Health of Adjara, cardiac surgery (planned, urgent) operations for citizens registered in Adjara are fully financed. This change was caused by the implementation of a new funding mechanism by the Ministry of Health of Georgia according to the diagnostic groups (DRG).
In particular, the change was caused by the determination of the basic cost of the mentioned services within the framework of the DRG, and the remaining co-payment is covered by the Ministry of Health of Adjara through the heart surgery program. Planned heart and/or coronary artery angiography is fully funded within the programs of the Ministry of Health of Georgia and Adjara, as well as for citizens of certain social categories. The mentioned changes came into effect on November 1 of this year.