News and blog posts

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May 2020

On behalf of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has researched current evidence-based guidelines on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), summarized their recommendations and checked the need for updates for the COPD disease management program (DMP). Read more

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May 2020

MTRC has released the new video on the Market Access Insider Youtube channel. Oleg Borisenko spoke to Mr. Luigi Mazzei, Country Director at Edwards Lifesciences about market access for medical devices in Italy. Read more

27

May 2020

In April 2020, the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) introduced four new nomenclature codes for stereotactic radiotherapy (Belgian Monitor of April 27, 2020). Physicians also must register data on provided stereotactic radiotherapy series in the specific module of Cancer Registry Foundation. Read more

26

May 2020

On 24 April 2020, NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have announced 18 innovative digital solutions being awarded up to £25,000 under the TechForce19 challenge. Read more

25

May 2020

The German Society for Neurology (DGN) has released a new version of the S1 guideline "Diagnostics and therapy of neurogenic bladder disorders." It is valid until January 2025. Read more

25

May 2020

MTRC has released the new video on the Market Access Insider Youtube channel. Oleg Borisenko spoke to Mr. Andrea Zanella, CEO of DIANAX S.r.l. about market access for in-vitro diagnostic tests in Italy. Read more

22

May 2020

Thirteen new MELs (DRGs) were introduced into the LKF 2020 model for the inpatient and outpatient settings. Read more

21

May 2020

On May 7, 2020, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) announced that antibodies testing for COVID-19 will be reimbursement. The findings of the test must be communicated within 24 hours. Read more

20

May 2020

In late April 2020, the European Parliament has postponed the come-into-force of the EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) by one year. Medical devices can thus be placed on the market for another year under the previous regulations. The end date of the transition period will remain May 26, 2024. Read more

19

May 2020

On 10 April 2020, the Reimbursement Commission made changes to the SUT regarding response to the COVID-19 pandemic and introduced procedure codes regarding pandemic care service (including pandemic care service for ICU care and immune plasma supply and application). Read more

18

May 2020

Twenty-five new diagnosis codes were implemented and changed in the Austrian version of ICD-10 2020 of the LKF model 2020 Read more

15

May 2020

The French High Authority for Health (HAS) regularly publishes new decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices. The decisions made in April 2020 concern various types of devices, for example, cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices, diabetes management systems, and other types of devices. A total of 15 decisions were made. Read more