ESWT is Australia seems to be very cheap by international standards. Here is an extract from an article in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review in the USA. Makes $A100-150 per treatment in Australia seem very cheap!:
ESWT is an office-based technology when using the low-voltage unit. It is technician operated, but it is mandatory that the physician be present. The usual charge is US$600 to $800 per treatment, and the recommended number of treatments is 3. There is a CPT code, but it is a ?T? code (ie, a tracking code). Approximately 30% of insurance companies are approving this technology today; however, that number seems to be increasing as the science becomes more accepted. Because the fee is minimal, a number of patients choose to pay cash, keeping the receipt for potential future reimbursement. Patients will occasionally elect surgery versus ESWT for financial reasons only. There is a cost associated with the machine, which varies from company to company, but in general there is a monthly lease plus a usage fee. In the case of the Sonocur device, the monthly lease is approximately $1600 to $1800 per month, with an application fee of $115 to $140 per treatment. This usually results in a 70% to 80% profit margin to the provider.