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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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2022 APR-DRG system updated in Belgium

Since 2019, several low-cost and simple procedures in Belgium have been reimbursed not via individual INAMI fees but APR-DRG groups. This funding system is called “Low Variability Care”. On January 26, 2022, the list of APR-DRG groups and corresponding reimbursement amounts for 2022 was published.

Minor changes were introduced for 2022. DRG logic for APR-DRG groups related to the knee and hip replacement procedures was changed. Two more APR-DRG groups for each of these procedures were created. As of now, there are in total 61 APR-DRG groups instead of 57 in 2021.

The full details can be found here (DRG logic) and here (DRG reimbursement amounts).

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