Belgium

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Jul 2020

In June 2020, two new apps entered the level 1 of the mHealthBelgium validation pyramid. Guardian Connect smartphone application is a component of the Guardian Connect Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system for diabetes management. The icompanion software is a decision-making tool that helps physicians to choose medication for patients with multiple sclerosis. Read more

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Jun 2020

On May 4, 2020, a new web platform called Brizzy entered the level 1 of the mHealthBelgium validation pyramid. Brizzy (class IIa) sleep testing device allows diagnosing respiratory sleep disorders efficiently and accurately and avoids the complexity and discomfort associated with traditional systems. The web platform allows for the analysis of the assessment of the collected data. Read more

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May 2020

In April 2020, the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) introduced four new nomenclature codes for stereotactic radiotherapy (Belgian Monitor of April 27, 2020). Physicians also must register data on provided stereotactic radiotherapy series in the specific module of Cancer Registry Foundation. Read more

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Apr 2020

New material codes for a locking stylus for extraction of endovenous electrodes and system with recovery lasso for the extraction of endovenous electrodes by femoral approach were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in April 2020. Some reimbursement conditions were updated as well. Read more

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Apr 2020

In March 2020, the Nomenclature was updated. The update brought changes regarding the creation of new codes, deletion of codes, modification of existing codes, and reimbursement conditions. Read more

01

Apr 2020

Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) has introduced two new service codes for physicians’ teleconsultation regarding COVID-19. INAMI Insurance Committee established a reimbursement fee of €20. Read more

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Mar 2020

Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) has issued an agreement document on March 17, 2020, providing principles for billing and funding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Detection Tests. Previously in Protocol for Hospitals on March 10, 2020, it was outlined that COVID-19 tests performed outside the National Reference Center for Respiratory Pathogens at UZ Leuven have no specific nomenclature codes, and no reimbursement was provided, therefore, was paid by patients. The new agreement clarifies principles for reimbursement, but the invoicing for the tests still on hold. Read more

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Mar 2020

In late 2019, the Nomenclature was updated. The update brought changes regarding the creation of new codes, deletion of codes, modification of existing codes, and the addition of new reimbursement conditions in the fields of dentistry, ophthalmology (including new codes for optical coherence tomography) and others. Read more

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Feb 2020

New material codes for a set of equipment for the quantification of collateral ventilation in isolated pulmonary compartments and unidirectional endobronchial valve with placement system were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in February 2020. Read more

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Jan 2020

New material code for a set of nets for the repair of prolapse (for vaginal placement) was added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in January 2020. Read more

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Jan 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, reimbursement mechanism and pathways for procedures, implantable and invasive devices, coverage with evidence development program in Belgium. Michel shared a lot of first-hand insights from the reimbursement submissions in the country. Read more

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Jan 2020

New material codes for implantable non-rechargeable neurostimulator, electrodes, and extensions for stimulation of the dorsal root nodes were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in December 2019. Read more