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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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The 2022 procedure coding system (NCMP-NCSP-NCRP) released in Norway

In September 2021, the Norwegian Directorate for e-Health released the procedure coding system for 2022. The coding system consists of three parts: NCMP for medical procedures, NCSP for surgical, and NCRP for radiological procedures. A total of 75 new codes will be introduced in 2022.

Eight new surgical procedure (NCSP) codes were introduced related to gastrointestinal procedures, men's health, assisted reproduction, plastic skin surgery, and intravascular lithotripsy (additional Z-code). Some examples are provided below:

  • KED01 Percutaneous endoscopic transvesical prostatectomy;
  • QBJ05 Other correction of loose or excess skin on the trunk;
  • ZFX04 Intravascular lithotripsy.

A total of 53 new radiology procedure codes (NCRP) were added concerning interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging, and radiology procedures in the following anatomical areas: peripheral vascular, cardiology, urology, gastrointestinal, obstetrics and gynecology, and neurology.

A total of 14 new medical procedure codes (NCMP) were introduced, including FPGX15 "External transcutaneous pacing".

The coding guide will be published later.

See the full details here.

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