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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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Launch of the National board for digitization and data in the health and elderly in Denmark

In February 2024, Danish Regions announced launch of the National board for digitization and data in health and elderly (Nationale bestyrelse for digitalisering og data på sundheds- og ældreområdet). The board was established under a financial agreement between the Government, Danish Regions, and Municipalities (KL) and came into force in January 2024, replacing the former national board for health IT and the former national board for data in the health and elderly area.

The new National board is the decision-making body regarding digital solutions and infrastructure, welfare technology, new data-driven technologies, and the use of data for patient treatment, research, statistics, and quality improvement in the health and elderly areas. The key tasks will include the following:

  • Advise the minister of the interior and health on current and strategic topics within the board's remit;
  • Determine a long-term target for joint public digital development;
  • Ensure that the technological and digital solutions in the healthcare system meet the needs, priorities, and considerations of citizens and healthcare professionals;
  • Handle portfolio and program responsibilities for appropriate prioritization of resources and handling of dependencies, escalation of issues, etc.; 
  • Ensure stable operation of common solutions and infrastructures;
  • Ensure a high level of cyber and information security across healthcare sectors;
  • Disseminate knowledge about digital solutions;
  • Orientation towards EU regulation to prepare the healthcare system for implementation;
  • Gather knowledge and support a coordinated dialogue with the industry and stakeholder organizations, as well as common requirements and standards for the market.

The Ministry of the Interior and Health is the chair of the board. Other members include state representatives (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs, Housing and Senior Citizens, the Danish Health Data Authority, and the Ministry of Digitalization and Gender Equality), three regional representatives, and three municipal representatives. The board meets five times a year.

See the full details in Danish here.

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