News and blog posts

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Jun 2019

In Norway, the mini-HTA for above cuff vocalization for patients, who are not able to speak due to tracheostomy, was released in June 2019. The method was determined as efficient, safe, and was recommended to be introduced as part of the clinical routine in the hospital with further monitoring. Read more

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Jun 2019

In Sweden, Skåne Region develops knowledge base and prepares questions for decisions on the introduction of evidence-based health and medical care throughout Region Skåne. In May of 2019, there are two ongoing projects for fast track for rapid diagnostic for giant cell arteritis and the impact of daily rhythm lighting on patients in psychiatric full-time care. The final reports are going to be published at the web-site of Skåne Region. Read more

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Jun 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for invasive procedures for treatment of varicose veins of lower extremities in Europe. Procedure codes for the following interventions will be provided in the analysis: sclerotherapy; catheter-assisted procedures using radiofrequency ablation, laser ablation or mechanochemical ablation; high ligation and vein stripping; phlebectomy; endovenous ultrasound-guided obliteration using cyanoacrylate glue or other agents. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It is also possible to add analysis in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Read more

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Jun 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for left atrial appendage occlusion for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation in Europe. The following types of procedure will be considered: percutaneous transluminal left atrial appendage occlusion; thoracoscopic left atrial appendage closure. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. It is also possible to add analysis in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Turkey. Read more

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Jun 2019

On the 7th of May 2019, the new evaluation for bone-anchored prosthesis has been commenced in a framework of New Method, which provides a way for a managed introduction of innovations into Norwegian health care system. The proposal for the assessment was submitted by Oslo University Hospital in order to receive an opportunity to offer this method to achieve overall money saving and medical benefits as nowadays, only conventional prostheses are offered, and patients are sent to Gothenburg to receive the treatment, that is financed by the Norwegian health service. Read more

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Jun 2019

Disease management programs (DMPs) should be updated on a regular basis in order to adapt them to the current medical knowledge level. The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has thus researched current evidence-based guidelines on diabetes mellitus type 2, summarized their recommendations and checked the need for DMP update. Read more

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Jun 2019

In May 2019, the Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment, AVALIA-T, has released a report “Diagnostic and clinical utility of cerebral amyloid PET in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and other dementias.” Read more

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Jun 2019

In May 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published two new medical technology guidance for negative pressure wound dressings and preventing infections when using needleless connectors, and three new MedTech innovation briefings for pressure ulcer prevention, midstream urine collection and preserving vascular grafts. Read more

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Jun 2019

On April 18, 2019, the Nomenclature was updated. The update brought changes in chapter V of Nomenclature, regarding the creation of new codes for ultrasound examination during pregnancy. Read more

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Jun 2019

In early May 2019, the Austrian HTA body, the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute (LBI), has published a health technology assessment on robot-assisted surgery in thoracic and visceral indications as part of the EUnetHTA work. Read more

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Jun 2019

A syndicated report (>80 pages) includes the overview and statistics of 16 key innovation funding and coverage with evidence development schemes in seven European countries: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The price of the report is €1600. Read more

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Jun 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for total and partial hip replacement in Europe. The following indications will be considered: coxarthrosis, osteonecrosis. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Read more