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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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Changes in the Danish Health Care Classification System in April 2019

22 Apr 2019

The Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) quarterly updates the Health Care Classification System (Sundheds-væsenets Klassifikations System, SKS) and publishes the results on its website two weeks before its implementation, while the files with the changes are sent to the hospital systems.

The adjustments are subdivided into the major and minor changes. Minor changes are mostly the text updates, which do not change the meaning of the term and do not require the code closure. The changes are considered as major if they are associated with the implementation of a new code or the code closure.

In April, the Danish Health Authority published the latest major procedure code changes.

Twelve new codes for surgical procedures, including:

  • Endovascular occlusion of an intracranial vessel (KAAL15)
  • Occlusion (KABW99A, KABW99B) and resection (KABW99C) of spinal deformations
  • Percutaneous transluminal insertion of the trichoplasty clip (KFGD02)
  • Open (KLBC23) and laparoscopic (KLBC24) removal of tube pregnancy with salpingectomy
  • The percutaneous arrangement of arteriovenous fistula from the radial artery or artery ulnaris (KPBL30B)
  • Insertion of the endoprosthesis in a renalis for transplanted kidney (KPCQ40A)
  • Prostate series embolization (KPDT50)
  • Embolization of vena spermatica (KPHT99C)
  • Embolization of truncus lymphaticus (KPJW99B)

Nine new codes for medical procedures, including treatment with genetically modified autologous blood cells (CAR-T) (BOQX1), treatment with pegvisomant (BBHF2A) and treatment with hydroxycarbamide (BWHA181).

Two new codes for imaging diagnostics, including chromoendoscopy (KZXU21) and adenosine challenge and CT perfusion measurement (UXZ43A).

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