Funding

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Jan 2021

On January 5, 2021, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Decree on the establishment of the Fund to support children with severe life-threatening and chronic diseases, including rare (orphan) diseases called the “Circle of Kindness”. Read more

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Jan 2021

On December 28, 2020, the Government of the Russian Federation released a Decree which approved the program of State Guarantees in Health Care for 2021. The program determines the average level of financing of health care services, but most importantly, the list of procedures covered as part of the High-End Medical Care. The newly introduced High-End Medical Care lists changes concern the cardiovascular, neurological, ENT, surgical procedures, endocrine, orthopedics, dermatology, and other technology groups. Read more

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Jan 2021

In December 2020, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council decided to evaluate new technologies for self-monitoring of atrial fibrillation within the Orderly introduction framework. MTP Council commissioned the Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) to perform a health-economic evaluation of Coala Heart Monitor Pro and KardiaMobile; however, other products may also be considered later. Read more

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Jan 2021

In December 2020, the law on the reform of the Mandatory Health Insurance system was signed by the President of the Russian Federation. The key changes are related to the role of the Medical Insurance Organizations – the current intermediatory between the Fund for Mandatory Medical Insurance and providers of care. From 2021, the Federal Fund will directly contract and provide financing to federal organizations, for provision of High End Medical Care (part 1 of the HEMC List, focused on care, integrated in the Mandatory Medical Insurance financing scheme). Read more

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Dec 2020

On December 22, 2020, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health announced the changes that will occur to the Services Ordinance (KLV/OPre). The changes concern the general part of the Services Ordinance (KLV/OPre), and all four of its Annexes, which define the coverage of services (List of explicitly evaluated services, List of Medical Aids and Equipment, List of Analyses, List of Medications with Tariff). The updates will enter into force on January 1, 2021. Updates concern among others bariatric surgery, Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation, ultrasound focused therapy for neurological indications. Read more

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Dec 2020

In November 2020, the General Directorate of Basic Package of National Health System and Pharmacy Services published the Resolution on the agreement of the Commission of Benefits, Insurance, And Financing in relation to the proton therapy technique. The key points of the agreement include the recommendation for the creation of an interdisciplinary committee in each autonomous community to evaluate each specific case of proton therapy and therapeutic indications. Read more

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Sep 2020

On September 9, 2020, the Dutch National Authority for Health (NZa) published advice on the implementation of integrated funding for maternity care. The NZa recommends implementation by 2028, the latest. Read more

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Aug 2020

The focus of the service is on reimbursement decisions (new procedure codes, DRG change, coverage decisions, innovation funding, clinical guidelines) in 14 European countries and globally. Only in Europe, 29 organizations are monitored. All news are classified by 31 Technology Group and alerts are sent every 2 weeks. This is a twin service for "HTA Alerts", where we track initiated or published HTAs from 56 organizations globally. Read more

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May 2020

On April 1, 2020, Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport decided to secure a total of €42 million for studying the most urgent corona-related issues. It is estimated that these additional funds will enable 80 - 100 evaluations to be carried out. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) will work together on the research programs. Read more

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Nov 2019

In October 2019, an extra subsidy round for Evaluation Research was opened on behalf of the Evaluation and appropriate use of care (Zorgevaluatie en Gepast Gebruik, ZE&GG) for diagnostics and follow-up/aftercare within both medical and nursing care. The submission deadline is on the 28th of November 2019. Read more

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Nov 2019

MTRC has developed three reports on the key market access topics, including innovation funding, health technology assessment and funding frameworks for medical devices. These reports help to understand the relevance of these frameworks to certain types of medical technologies, including spine technologies. This post provides some key facts about the HTA, funding and innovation payment landscape for spine devices in Europe. Read more

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Nov 2019

MTRC has developed three reports on the key market access topics, including innovation funding, health technology assessment and funding frameworks for medical devices. These reports help to understand the relevance of these frameworks to certain types of medical technologies, including robotic surgery technologies. This post provides some key facts about the HTA, funding and innovation payment landscape for robotic surgery devices in Europe. Read more