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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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MedTech-related health technology assessments from NIHR in October 2022

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funds valuable independent research for health and social care decision-makers in England. Reports from the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme are published in the NIHR HTA Journal and inform NICE guidance.

In October 2022, one MedTech-related assessment for photodynamic versus white-light-guided resection of first-diagnosis non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer was published in the NIHR HTA Journal. It was based on a multicenter, pragmatic, open-label, parallel-group, non-masked, superiority randomized controlled trial (PHOTO RCT), which enrolled 538 participants from 22 UK hospitals.

It was concluded that photodynamic diagnosis-guided transurethral resection of bladder tumor did not reduce recurrences, nor was it likely to be cost-effective compared with white light at three years. Photodynamic diagnosis-guided transurethral resection of bladder tumor is not supported in the management of primary intermediate- to high-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Further work should include the modeling of appropriate surveillance schedules and exploring predictive and prognostic biomarkers.

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