Cardiovascular devices

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Jan 2023

In December 2022, NHS England launched a consultation on the preliminary 2023/25 NHS Payment Scheme, which is set for two years and will replace the National Tariff Payment System from April 2023. Two new cardiovascular categories (antibacterial envelope, mitral valve repair and replacement devices) are proposed for inclusion in the 2023/24 High Cost Device List (will be updated and reissued for 2024/25). The deadline for comments submission is January 27, 2023. Read more

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Jan 2023

In the second half of December 2022, the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA) released a report aiming to evaluate mitral valve repair surgery as an alternative to mitral valve replacement. Read more

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Dec 2022

On November 24, 2022, the INeK (Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System) published the DRG catalog (Fallpauschalen-Katalog) with the list of DRGs and add-on reimbursement categories (ZEs) for 2023. Seven new DRGs and seven ZE categories (for drugs only, none for medical technologies) were added to the catalog in 2023. Read more

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Dec 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in November 2022. Twenty recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services. Opinions concern cardiovascular, neurovascular and neuromodulation, endocrine, ENT, endoscopic and dermatological devices, as well as devices for men’s health and medical aids. Read more

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Nov 2022

On October 27, 2022, the BfArM (Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) published the final version of the 2023 OPS procedure coding classification. The OPS, together with the ICD-10-GM (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision, German Modification), forms the basis for the reimbursement systems in outpatient and inpatient care in Germany. Read more

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Nov 2022

On October 28, 2022, several Resolutions of the General Directorate of the Common Package of Benefits of the National Health and Pharmacy System were published concerning the use of the system for percutaneous repair of the mitral valve with clip, prioritization of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus for the provision of glucose monitoring systems, and the use of glucose monitoring system with sensors (flash type) for type 1 diabetes mellitus in childhood and adolescence. Read more

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Nov 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in October 2022. Fourteen recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services. Opinions concern cardiovascular, neurovascular, orthopedic, and ENT devices, as well as medical aids. Read more

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Oct 2022

In September 2022, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) published four new opinions, which were based on health technology assessment reports. They are related to neuromodulation and cardiovascular areas. The main goal of these HTAs was to support decision-making for the creation of new procedure codes in the Common Classification of Medical Procedures (CCAM) and to update the indications for implantable cardiac defibrillators with endocavitary lead(s) in the Intra-DRG list. Read more

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Oct 2022

On September 22, 2022, the Austrian version of the DRG system (LKF) 2023 model with the relevant supplementary documents was published in Austria. The document "Changes and innovations in the 2023 LKF model" summarizes the most significant changes and innovations in the LKF model for inpatient and outpatient care. The newly added procedure codes mainly concern cardiovascular, extracorporeal treatments, and peripheral vascular fields. Read more

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Oct 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in September 2022. Thirty-eight recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services. Opinions concern cardiovascular and peripheral vascular, neurovascular and neuromodulation, orthopedic, endocrine, ENT, dermatological, and spine-related devices, as well as digital care and medical aids. Read more

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Sep 2022

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about transitional coverage of medical devices from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in August 2022. One opinion was published regarding the cardiac resynchronization system WISE CRT-SYSTEM by EBR System. Read more

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Sep 2022

In August 2022, the Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) working group, which develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclatures for private payers in England, published Bulletins 0185 and 0082 with changes to be implemented no later than October 11, 2022. Seven new procedure codes (for photodynamic therapy to skin lesions, patch continuous ECG recording, shoulder stabilization procedure, and ear reconstruction) and no new diagnostic codes. Read more