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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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Med Tech and IVD-related technology assessments and guidance from NICE in March 2017

24 Apr 2017

In March NICE has published five new Medtech Innovation Briefings for the following devices:

  • Mollii suit is used for reducing spasticity and improving motor impairment which happens because of upper motor neuron damage
  • Zio Service is a remote cardiac monitoring system used for detecting cardiac arrhythmias
  • Bair Hugger temperature monitoring system (formerly known as SpotOn) is used for measuring core temperature in people having surgery
  • TopClosure Tension Relief System is used to stretch skin to improve wound closure after injury or surgical procedures
  • SimpliCT is a laser device used to guide non-vascular puncture procedures in which CT or cone‑beam CT imaging is used

One medical technologies guidance was published ENDURALIFE powered CRT-D devices for treating heart failure.

Clinical Guidelines for early and locally advanced breast cancer, familial breast cancer, stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s were updated. NICE has published new clinical guideline for mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system.

NICE has published two new Interventional Procedure Guidance:

Both procedures should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research due to inadequate quantity and quality of current evidence on the safety and efficacy.