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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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Four new procedure codes were added to private reimbursement schedule in England in June 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. Once codes are added to the Schedule, a rivate insurance company can develop reimbursement tariff for these procedures and tests.

The following procedure codes were implemented in June:

  • Laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy (T8562)
  • Robotic assisted total knee replacement - bilateral (W5831)
  • Abdominal (mesenteric) angiogram (L7211)
  • Limb angiogram (L7212)

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