Skip to main content

Health economic modeling for medical technologies in Europe

Early and comprehensive economic models to determine economic value proposition and inform healthcare decision-makers

Learn more
See details

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.
See details

The G-BA Innovation Committee published an overview of thirty-five newly funded healthcare research projects in Germany

14 Jun 2023

On June 7, 2023, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) published the overview of thirty-five newly funded healthcare research projects. These projects relate to the two funding announcements of June 27, 2022 (changed on September 20, 2022).

The thirty-five applications that were accepted concerned the following topics:

  • Health in climate change: 7;
  • Digitization and networking of quality-assured guideline knowledge and further development of the methodology: 2;
  • Health services research to improve the situation of affected people in the provision of medical aids: 3;
  • Improving specialist medical and dental care in inpatient healthcare facilities: 1;
  • Prerequisites for the development and requirements for the implementation of eHealth in patient care: 7;
  • Health services research on aftercare and discharge management: 6;
  • Drug therapy: implications of switching from best supportive care or off-label use to indication-specific drugs: 2;
  • Open topic: 7.

Overview of the examples of the funded projects are provided below:

  • The goal of the project "Digital skills and development of digital tools for inpatient and outpatient care" (HowToDIGITAL), the applicant: Georg-August-University Göttingen, is a scientific evaluation of technical development processes involving service providers in care and addressing digital skills to increase acceptance, reduce user resistance and increase digital networking. Accordingly, HowToDIGITAL is expected to provide the analysis of digital skills from the user perspective and the analysis of user-centric development processes from the technology perspective;
  • The project "Benefits and acceptance of digital health: international experiences, options for action and patient preferences" (NADI), the applicant: Hannover Medical University, aims to understand both the international experiences with the implementation of digital health offers in patient care and acceptance factors, both from the patient perspective and from the perspective of the service provider, and accordingly to define the action strategies for the use of digital health in the German healthcare system;
  • The project "Provision of medical aids and therapy in male stress incontinence" (ProKontinenz), the applicant: Technical University Dresden, aims to develop an online information service on providing medical aids and therapy in male stress incontinence. It is expected that ProKontinenz will support the patients in optimizing their provision of aids to improve their quality of life. Furthermore, more patients are expected to seek incontinence surgery, thereby increasing their quality of life and significantly reducing the use of medical aids.

The full details in German can be found here and here.

This news is just one of about 300 market access news collected by our team in the subscription services "HTA Alerts" and "Reimbursement Alerts" every two weeks from more than 80 organizations. Access our paid subscription services to stay on top of all developments specifically for your products in Europe (reimbursement news) and globally (HTA news). Contact us to get a free, three-month, no-obligation trial.