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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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Innovation Committee received 231 applications for Innovation Funding in Germany

On October 28, 2022, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) reported that 231 applications were received for innovation funding of healthcare research projects.

The applications received concerned the following topics:

  • Health in climate change: 26 applications;
  • Digitization and networking of quality-assured guideline knowledge and further development of the methodology: 15 applications;
  • Health services research to improve the situation of affected people in the provision of aids: 8 applications;
  • Improvement of specialist medical and dental care in inpatient care facilities: 10 applications;
  • Prerequisites for the development and requirements for the implementation of eHealth in patient care: 42 applications;
  • Health services research on aftercare and discharge management: 24 applications;
  • Drug Therapy: Impact of Switching from Best Supportive Care (BSC) or Off-Label Use (OLU) to Indication-Specific Drugs: 7 applications.

Also, 31 applications were received for the development or further development of the clinical guidelines:

  • Healthcare in more frequent diseases with a cross-sectoral need for coordination: 8 applications;
  • Provision of target groups with special needs (e.g., children, young people, older people and/or people in need of care, gender-specific characteristics, people with disabilities, ethical aspects): 14 applications;
  • Health of the population/public health (e.g., health promotion, prevention through lifestyle modification, protective measures, health communication): 3 applications;
  • Intensive care of critically ill patients: 6 applications.

The full details in German can be found here.

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