Funding

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Dec 2022

On December 1, 2022, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health published the changes that will occur to the Services Ordinance (KLV/OPre), which determines coverage of medical services in Switzerland. The updates will enter into force on January 1, 2023, and they relate to the list of explicitly evaluated services (Annex 1 of KLV/OPre), outpatient-before-hospital services (Annex 1a), List of Tools and Appliances(Annex 2), and List of Analyses (Annex 3). Read more

01

Dec 2022

In November 2022, NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative decided not to add new technologies to MedTech Funding Mandate (MTFM) in 2023/24. Instead, Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are asked to prioritize the appropriate adoption of currently supported technologies where this has not yet occurred. The MTFM supports eleven NICE-approved and cost-saving devices, diagnostics, and digital products, making them mandatory for implementation and funding. Read more

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Nov 2022

In November 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council issued a policy of proven experience for medical technology, which complies profession's assessment of how appropriate medical technology is in specific conditions. The policy provides some examples of how the MTP Council acquires knowledge of proven experience and its impact on the MTP Council's recommendations. Read more

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Nov 2022

On October 31, 2022, the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) initiated conducting a theme survey for technologies used for the diagnosis or treatment of lung or colorectal cancer. Manufacturers of medical devices have an opportunity to notify TLV about a new product related to the theme of the survey. The notification form is available on the TLV website and should be submitted no later than November 22, 2022. Read more

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Nov 2022

On October 19, 2022, it was announced by the Ministry of Health that the 2023 General State Budget in the field of health would comprise €2,746.17 million, which is €199.32 million (7.83%) more than in 2022. The aim is to strengthen the National Health System (SNS) and achieve a more robust, more equitable, and more modern system capable of adapting to the population's health needs. Read more

02

Nov 2022

In October 2022, Ordering Forum for New Methods framework in Norway invited interested parties regarding hand-held electrocardiogram (ECG) devices connected to an app for diagnosing atrial fibrillation in adults (e.g., KardiaMobile). Information shall be submitted no later than November 29, 2022. Ordering Forum will be held on December 12, 2022, to decide whether the method will undergo evaluation at the national level. Read more

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Oct 2022

The “New Method” is currently developing criteria for which methods other than drugs shall be prioritized for assessment within the framework at the national or local levels. On October 04, 2022, the development status was reported to the Ministry of Health and Care with the proposal on how the existing criteria could be used together with the criteria of the regulatory work in HTA. Read more

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Oct 2022

Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council is currently evaluating devices for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as part of the Orderly introduction framework, a staged process aimed at managing the national introduction of novel technologies. On September 23, 2022, MTP Council commissioned the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) to perform a health economic evaluation of five SCS devices. Based on the TLV assessment, MTP Council will make recommendations to regions regarding the introduction of SCS devices and the criteria for use. Read more

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Sep 2022

The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) has planned a theme survey on products for the diagnosis or treatment of lung cancer and colorectal cancer to identify products that may be relevant for health economic assessments at TLV. The survey is planned to be carried out in September – October 2022. No further information has been provided yet. Read more

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Sep 2022

On September 5, 2022, it was announced that the Interterritorial Council for the Spanish National Health System (CISNS) approved the distribution of funds to the Autonomous Communities for the fight against cancer. The aim is to boost the screening programs for colorectal and cervical cancer. Read more

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Sep 2022

In September 2022, Ordering Forum for New Methods has invited interested parties regarding electric field therapy (Optune, Tumor Treating Fields) alone or in combination with drugs for certain groups of glioblastoma patients, based on genome sequencing and biomarkers (indication II). Information should be submitted before November 8, 2022. Ordering Forum will be held on November 21, 2022, to decide whether the method will undergo evaluation at the national level. Read more

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Sep 2022

On August 26, 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council announced ongoing horizon scanning within the Orderly introduction framework for products that promote the transition to so-called “Close care” (Nära vård). Products of interest should enable diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up outside a healthcare facility, for example, remote monitoring. The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) initiated a theme survey, accepting suggestions until September 28, 2022. Read more