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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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The Innovation Committee received 236 applications for Innovation Funding in Germany

17 Nov 2023

On October 26, 2023, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) reported that 236 applications were received for innovation funding of healthcare research projects.

The applications received concerned the following topics:

  • Healthcare research on group settings in the field of medicinal products: 15 applications;
  • Healthcare research on undesirable consequences of treatment: 24 applications;
  • Patient empowerment: 77 applications;
  • Healthcare research to improve care for people with hearing loss: 18 applications;
  • Care of patients with post-viral symptom complexes such as Post/Long COVID, myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS): 21 applications;
  • Open topic: 81 applications.

Also, 27 applications were received for the development or further development of the clinical guidelines:

  • Further development of guidelines for care in more common diseases with particular consideration of gender-specific aspects: 10 applications;
  • Development and further development of guidelines for care in more common diseases, with particular consideration of the use of digital technologies and the need for information when using digital technologies: 4 applications;
  • Further development of guidelines with regular updates in the future (“Living Guidelines”): 7 applications;
  • Care related to the desire to have children, pregnancy, and birth: 6 applications.

The Innovation Committee is expected to decide on which of the project applications received will be funded for both areas in the second quarter of 2024. New funding announcements are expected for both areas in the summer of 2024.

The full details in German can be found here.

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