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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 application period for 2025 ICD-10-GM, OPS, and DRG changes open in Germany

In late November – early December 2023, the application period for 2025 ICD-10-GM (German modification of ICD-10 diagnosis codes), OPS (procedure codes), and DRG changes was opened by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and the Institute for Hospital Remuneration Systems (INeK) respectively.

The applications for the 2025 ICD-10-GM and OPS changes should be developed using the application forms provided on the BfArM website and submitted via email ( The deadline for the submission of the applications is February 29, 2024.

The applications for the 2025 DRG changes should be submitted via the InEK data portal. The deadline for the submission of the applications is March 31, 2024. However, submission before February 29, 2024, is recommended to give InEK sufficient time to inquire about clarifications if needed. This applies particularly to complex requests.

The full details in German can be found here (for ICD-10-GM and OPS changes applications) and here (for DRG changes applications).

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