France

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Jan 2022

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in December 2021. More than 15 recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, renewal of registration of devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular, orthopedic, ENT devices, as well as medical aids. Except for this, CNEDiMTS published an opinion about transitional coverage (a newly established pathway for reimbursement) for a cardiovascular device. Read more

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Dec 2021

The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health constantly announces the new experiments initiated under Article 51 of the Social Security Financing Act. These experiments are focused on various topics concerning medical technologies and the organization of care. At the end of December 2021, new experiments were announced which relate to coordinated care of patients with long-term illnesses, telerehabilitation program for patients with COPD, care pathway for patients suffering from lymphedema, surgery for pterygium, and others. Read more

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Dec 2021

The new version of the classification of procedure codes (CCAM v.68) applicable from 09/12/2021 was published in France. Multiple changes were introduced, including registration of 22 new procedure codes, changes of notes and tariffs for procedure codes, removal of two codes, and other changes. New codes are related to procedures on the gastrointestinal tract, surgical procedures, peripheral vascular procedures, etc. Read more

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Dec 2021

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in November 2021. More than 15 recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, renewal of registration of devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, neurovascular, dermatological, and endocrine devices, as well as medical aids. Read more

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Nov 2021

On November 17, 2021, the National Authority for Health (HAS) in France announced its reorganization and the creation of a new Department of Evaluation and Access to Innovation (Direction de l’évaluation et de l'accès à l'innovation, DEAI). Read more

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Nov 2021

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in October 2021. More than 20 recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, renewal of registration of devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, neurovascular and neuromodulation, and other groups of devices, as well as medical aids. Read more

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Nov 2021

Since October 2021, it is necessary to have the unique device identifier (UDI) of the various models and commercial references of the devices currently on the "intra-DRG" list in order to make it possible to collect and transmit the information relating to the use of these devices in health care establishments. Read more

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Oct 2021

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in September 2021. In total, 58 recommendations for registration, modification of registration conditions, and removal of devices from the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR) were published. Opinions concern cardiovascular, orthopedic, peripheral vascular, and other groups of devices, as well as medical aids. Read more

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Sep 2021

The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health constantly announces the new experiments initiated under Article 51 of the Social Security Financing Act. These experiments are focused on various topics concerning medical technologies and the organization of care. In the period from the end of July to the middle of September, new experiments related to cardiac rehabilitation, digital support for patients with cancer, and personalized perinatal support for women were announced. Read more

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Aug 2021

Certain medical devices are financed within the DRG tariff but require explicit review to ensure that they are safe and effective. This mechanism is called “intra-DRG” (intra-GHS) coverage. On August 5, 2021, the new version of the intra-DRG list was published by the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health. No new devices were added to the list compared to the version of November 2020. Read more

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Aug 2021

The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health constantly announces the new experiments initiated under Article 51 of the Social Security Financing Act. These experiments are focused on various topics concerning medical technologies and the organization of care. At the end of July, three new experiments related to the system of care for people with disabilities, families with overweight children, and homeless drug users were announced. Read more

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Aug 2021

On July 30, 2021, the final version of the French DRG manual was published on the website of the Technical Agency for Information on Hospitalizations (ATIH). No new DRGs or other changes compared to the preliminary version published in March 2021 have been introduced. Read more