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Cost-effective reimbursement analysis for medical technologies in Europe

Procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs, policy, and HTA considerations in 34 EU countries

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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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2023 NordDRG published in Finland

On January 1, 2023, the annual update of the Finnish NordDRG system came into force. There are 947 DRGs in the 2023 DRG system, compared to 930 DRGs in 2022. Among other changes, 34 new DRGs were introduced, including the DRGs in the cardiovascular, endocrine, endoscopy, gastrointestinal, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, peripheral vascular, surgical procedures, and some other fields.

Some examples of newly introduced DRGs are provided below:

  • 140C “Angina pectoris, complicated”;
  • 291C “Diabetes, > 17, complicated”;
  • 711P “Endoscopy of the upper digestive tract, anesthesia”;
  • 184N “Inflammatory disease of the digestive tract, child, not complicated”;
  • 370M “Cesarean section, very complicated”;
  • 236N “Fracture of hip or pelvis, not complicated”;
  • 119P “Varicose vein surgery, bilateral, short treatment”;
  • 505 “Demanding or complicated breast reconstruction surgery”;
  • 823T “Desensitization to allergens, short therapy”.

More information can be found on the website of the Finnish Consulting Group here.

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