News and blog posts

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Feb 2020

The Reveal LINQ monitor - developed by Medtronic - identifies more people who have atrial fibrillation after a stroke with no known cause or transient ischemic attack. It is the first device of its kind, which NICE recommends for use with NHS. Read more

17

Feb 2020

The French High Authority for Health (HAS) regularly publishes new decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices. The decisions made in January 2020 concern various types of devices, mostly for cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices, and medial aids. A total of 29 decisions were made. Read more

17

Feb 2020

On the week of the 10th of February, MTRC published several posts related to the innovation funding schemes for medical devices in Europe, and the 2020 decisions for the innovation funding in Germany (NUB). Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access Read more

14

Feb 2020

The Italian association of medical technology manufacturers, CONFINDUSTRIA dispositivi medici, published the results of a study in which they studied the average time the supplier of medical devices has to wait to get an invoice paid by the Italian hospitals. The differences vary between 35 days and 504 days. Read more

13

Feb 2020

On February 1, 2020, an additional test was added to the newborn screening, performed 2-3 days after birth. Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is thus the 18th disease for which newborns are screened in Denmark. Read more

12

Feb 2020

At the end of January 2020, the entity managing the DRG system in Switzerland, SwissDRG, has published the data collection forms for SwissDRG 2020 (2019 data). Furthermore, an explanation about the coding of “Aortic stent graft (stent prosthesis)” has been released. Read more

11

Feb 2020

In January 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published only three new interventional procedure guidance (for reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues, fetoscopic and open prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus). Read more

10

Feb 2020

On January 30, 2020, the Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK) has published the List of the requests for innovation funding (NUB), submitted by the hospitals until October 31, 2019. Out of 778 technologies, 201 (26%) received the positive status 1, which means that the evaluated procedure or medical device meets the NUB criteria and allows the hospitals to negotiate with the sickness funds for the innovation funding for these technologies. Read more

10

Feb 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, procedure coding, functioning of the DRG system, reimbursement processes for medical technologies in Switzerland. Michel discussed the biggest mistakes made by the Med Tech companies on the market and advised on the best strategy on how to approach the market. Read more

07

Feb 2020

New material codes for a set of equipment for the quantification of collateral ventilation in isolated pulmonary compartments and unidirectional endobronchial valve with placement system were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in February 2020. Read more

06

Feb 2020

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has updated the nationwide requirements for disease management programs (DMP) for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The current DMP contracts must then be adjusted to the new requirements within one year of the decision coming into force. Around 225,000 legally insured patients are currently enrolled in a DMP for type 1 diabetes. Read more

05

Feb 2020

In late January 2020, the network of European HTA agencies, EUnetHTA, announced the final plan of the project OTCA21 “Hypoglossal nerve stimulation systems for treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea.” Read more