News and blog posts

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Jul 2022

On June 22, 2022, the French Ministry of Health and Prevention published the instruction related to the 2022 application for coverage with evidence development programs. In the instruction, the specific fields of research, the application procedures, and the deadlines for applications for different types of projects (PHRC, PRME, PREPS, PHRIP, PRT) are specified. Read more

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Jul 2022

In mid-June 2022, the Danish Health Data Agency (Sundhedsstyrelsen) published an update of the Health Care Classification System (Sundheds-væsenets Klassifikations System, SKS). The most significant changes include: 30 new diagnosis codes, 27 procedure codes, and 24 additional codes (Tillægskoder) were added. The newly added procedure codes mainly concern the orthopedics field, in addition to some other technology groups. Read more

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Jul 2022

On June 15, 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) announced a new program called Early Value Assessment for Medtech. The program will offer a rapid assessment of digital products, devices, and diagnostics for clinical effectiveness and value for money where the evidence base is still emerging to inform NHS commissioners. The two pilot assessments for health apps will begin in June 2022 and are expected to be published in October 2022. Further topics are expected in mental health, early cancer diagnosis, and cardiovascular disease. Read more

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Jul 2022

MTRC re-starts the services of the development of value dossiers. A value dossier is a document of a certain structure that summarizes in a comprehensive and unbiased way all value-related messages for medical technology. The unique approach of MTRC is based on a deep understanding of evidence and data presentation requirements for market access processes in a large number of European countries. Read more

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Jul 2022

On May 31, 2022, the Norwegian Directorate of e-Health released a draft National eHealth strategy 2023 - 2030 for the health and care sector and launched a consultation period. The deadline for comments submission is October 01, 2022. Read more

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Jun 2022

In June 2022, the National Board of Health and Welfare published the report "Towards a more coordinated cancer screening", which outlined measures taken to improve coordination in the area of cancer screening, and proposals for developing screening programs for early detection of cancer. Read more

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Jun 2022

In early June 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement updated information about the nationwide purchase and supply system for High Cost Tariff-Excluded Devices, which was introduced in 2016. The name of the program changed to the Specialised Service Devices program (SSDP). The program currently covers 15 categories of devices, and several new categories will be added during the 2022/23 financial year. Read more

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Jun 2022

At the end of May 2022, the new intra-DRG list was published. No major changes were introduced in the list. No new devices were added to the list. Read more

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Jun 2022

On May 19, 2022, the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services commissioned the four regional health trusts to follow up on the evaluations conducted as a part of a framework for the managed introduction of innovations “New Methods”. Read more

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Jun 2022

On June 7, 2022, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) published the overview of the 32 innovative healthcare research projects that will be funded, including those belonging to the eHealth technology group. Read more

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Jun 2022

On May 31, 2022, Regional Cancer Centers collaboration (RCC) updated the national care program for breast cancer. New and updated recommendations concerned genetic testing, molecular diagnostic, de-escalation of surgical treatment for certain patient groups, radiotherapy regimens, and pharmacotherapy. A new chapter was added on breast cancer in men. Read more

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Jun 2022

On June 01, 2022, the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) updated tariffs for the APR-DRG system. No changes in DRG logic were made, and no new DRGs were implemented. Read more