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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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Distribution of almost €400 million authorized for the High-End Technology Equipment

On May 31, 2022, it was announced by the Ministry of Health that the Council of Ministers authorized the distribution of almost €400 million for the renovation of high-tech equipment in the National Health System (SNS) through the High-End Technology Equipment Investment Plan (INVEAT) of the SNS. This adds to almost €400 million approved for this purpose in 2021. Following authorization by the Council of Ministers, this distribution agreement will be submitted for approval by the Interterritorial Council for the National Health System (CISNS).

For the years 2021-2022, the renovation of equipment amounts to 574 units and the expansion to 277. The portfolio of equipment to be renewed or expanded has included linear accelerators, CT, magnetic resonance imaging, PET-CT, gamma cameras, digital brachytherapy equipment, vascular angiographs, neuroradiology angiographs, and catheterization laboratories.

It is expected that the INVEAT will reduce the obsolescence of the current SNS technology park and raise the average density rate of high-tech equipment per 100,000 inhabitants by at least 15%.

The full details in Spanish can be found here.

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