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Cost-efficient European adaptations of global health economic models

Experience with model adaptations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the UK

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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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2024 Swedish procedure coding system (KVÅ) released

In October 2023, the annual update of the Swedish procedure coding system (Classification of Health Care Measures, KVÅ) was released to come into force on January 1, 2024. KVÅ includes two parts – medical procedures (KMÅ) and surgical procedures (KKÅ) divided by chapters based on anatomical principles.

A total of 70 new surgical procedure codes and 17 new medical procedure codes were introduced concerning endoscopy, ENT, men’s health, nephrology and urology, peripheral vascular, and spine. Some examples of new codes are listed below:

  • KAD21 Percutaneous endoscopic heminephroureterectomy;
  • KFD80 Microsurgical denervation of the testis (incl. microsurgical denervation of the spermatic cord);
  • KXT00  Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) of the pelvic floor and prostate;
  • ZKX01  Combined percutaneous endoscopic and endoluminal urological procedure (additional code);
  • ABC77 Transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy;
  • ABC89 Lumbar endoscopic unilateral laminotomy for bilateral decompression;
  • NAV25 Posterior endoscopic lumbar fusion.

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