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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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The electronic application portal for digital nursing care applications (DiPAs) launched in Germany

On December 2, 2022, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) launched the electronic application portal for digital nursing care applications (DiPAs). It provides the possibility to submit applications for the inclusion of DiPAs in the DiPA Directory. The Directory will be launched by BfArM as soon as the first DiPA is accepted for inclusion.

Also, the BfArM published version 1.0 of the DiPA Guide, which provides a comprehensive overview of the relevant regulations outlining the legal requirements and incentives for reimbursement of digital nursing care applications in the same manner as digital health applications.

The DiPA is a digital nursing care application aimed at reducing the impairment of the independence or the abilities of the person in need of care or to counteract an aggravation of the need for care. The DiPA can be used by those in need of care alone or by those in need of care in interaction with relatives, other voluntary carers, and approved care services or support services.

The full details in German can be found here. The DiPA Guide is available here.

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