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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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Draft summary of changes in OPCS-4.10 procedural classification in England to come into force in April 2023

OPCS-4 is a statistical classification for clinical coding of interventions and procedures undertaken within the NHS. The OPCS-4 is updated every three years to reflect current NHS clinical practice through the addition of new content as necessary to support aggregate data for statistical purposes and reimbursement. OPCS-4.10 version will be implemented from April 01, 2023.

In June 2022, NHS Digital published a draft summary of core changes from OPCS-4.9 to OPCS-4.10. A total of 32 new three-character category codes and 228 four-character sub-category codes are proposed for the introduction. The summary was open for comments between June 21 to July 29, 2022. The publication of final version is scheduled for September 22, 2022.

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