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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 2024 version of the SwissDRG released

On November 30, 2023, the entity managing the DRG system in Switzerland, SwissDRG, published the final version of the 2024 DRG system. In total, 34 new DRGs were introduced. They concern cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, men’s health, nephrology and urology, neurology and neurosurgery, neuromodulation, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and other technology groups. Some examples of the newly introduced DRGs are:

  • F36E Diseases and disorders of the cardiovascular system with complex intensive care > 196/360 resource points;
  • B21E Implantation of other electrodes;
  • H62C Pancreatic diseases except for malignant neoplasm, more than one day in hospital;
  • B61D Paraplegia/tetraplegia or spinal cord trauma with specific or complicating procedure;
  • I04C Knee revision or replacement with complicating diagnosis or arthrodesis;
  • E70C Whooping cough and acute bronchitis, age > 0 years, more than one day in hospital.

Also, two new add-on reimbursement categories related to in-vitro diagnostics and peripheral vascular field were introduced.

More information can be found here.

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