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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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G-BA Innovation Committee announced funding of 52 new projects in Germany

In late August 2021, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has announced funding d of 52 innovative projects on health care research from the G-BA Innovation Fun.

In this cycle, 269 applications were received, and the selection was made based on the recommendations from the pool of experts and the Working Group of Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF). There are positive funding decisions for four project applications from the open-topic area and for 48 project applications from the topic-specific area, which are divided into the following way:

  • Rare disease care: 11 (medical guidelines)
  • Care of people with mental illnesses and needs of complex treatment: 8 (medical guidelines)
  • Prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, specifically to strengthen appropriate antibiotic therapy and to contain antimicrobial resistance: 4 (medical guidelines)
  • Health services research on findings in dealing with pandemics: 2
  • Patient journey in health care: 7
  • Cross-sector and outpatient patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) / patient-reported experience measures (PREMs): 5
  • Geriatric medicine: 3
  • Reducing the complexity of administrative tasks in health care: 1
  • Prevention strengthening: 5
  • Use and reliability of artificial intelligence applications in health care: 2

The overview of the new projects is expected to be published on the Innovation Committee's website in September 2021.

The full details in German can be found here.

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