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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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Finnish Laboratory Tests Nomenclature updated in July 2022

25 Jul 2022

On July 1, 2022, the Laboratory Tests Nomenclature (Laboratoriotutkimusnimikkeistö) was updated in Finland. The validity period of seven coronavirus tests was extended until June 30, 2023. Some examples of these tests are listed below:

  • 7900 “Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test, Abbott Rapid Diagnostics”;
  • 7901 “Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen rapid test, ACON Laboratories, Inc”;
  • 7902 “mariPOC SARS-CoV-2, ArcDia International Ltd”;
  • 7905 “SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test, Roche (SD BIOSENSOR)”.

Two new codes in the field of physiology were added:

  • 6603 “Esophageal precision manometry, impedance measurement”;
  • 6604 “Sleep impedance pneumography, long-term recording”.

The Laboratory Tests Nomenclature is maintained by the Association of Local and Regional Authorities. Nomenclature codes cover studies in clinical chemistry, clinical physiology, clinical microbiology, clinical neurophysiology, genetics, and pathology. Nomenclature codes are used for the unification of coding of laboratory procedures in Finland. The Laboratory Tests Nomenclature is also used to code the tests in private settings with coverage from the national public payor (KELA).

The full details in Finnish can be found here.

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