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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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Belgium is studying how to introduce innovations to the system faster

The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE) is conducting research towards a faster, substantiated decision on the reimbursement of innovative medical products. The project started in 2019 and is still being conducted. In Belgium, innovative medical products become accessible to patients when they receive reimbursement from the Belgian health insurance (INAMI-RIZIV). After the manufacturer submits the application to the competent INAMI-committee, a lot of uncertainties appear regarding the effectiveness/cost-effectiveness of these products and their potential budget impact. In a case of lack of evidence, the innovative product will not be reimbursed. In order to make the evidence more available for the manufacturer, KCE is conducting research, which examines recent reimbursement files for innovative medicines and medical devices. The strengths and weaknesses of this evidence, which have already been identified by the INAMI committee, will be analyzed.

The final report on the solutions made by KCE will be based on the analysis of information collected by the INAMI committee involving various stakeholders. The details on the timelines of the research are not available. 

The full details can be found here.

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