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Strategic analysis of the sufficiency of evidence to obtain reimbursement and HTA approval in Europe and recommendations about evidence generation

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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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Administrative reorganization in Norway came into force

16 Jan 2024

Changes in the Norwegian central health administration announced by the government in May 2023 came into force on January 1, 2024. The Directorate of Health was refined as a government body with expanded responsibility in digitalization, the development of health care services, and public health. The reorganization included the following: 

  • The Directorate of Health merged with the Directorate for e-Health. The Directorate of e-Health content (coding, standards, etc.) has not yet been moved to the Directorate of Health website and will continue to be published at ehealth.no until further notice;
  • The Directorate of Health takes over public health tasks from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH);
  • The health registers are moved from the Directorate of Health to NIPH;

The reorganization will provide more clarified roles and distribution of responsibilities between the various agencies. The government suggests that changes provide better support to the municipal sector, better utilization of health data, a closer link between digitization and service development, and strengthened health preparedness overall.

See the full details in Norwegian here.

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