Mar 2021

To give researchers more tools to assess healthcare innovations' efficiency and demonstrate the effectiveness of novel technologies, the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw), in collaboration with the National Health Care Institute (ZIN), initiated the new HTA Methodology Program for 2021-2024. Read more


Mar 2021

The Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Dutch Health Authority (NZa), and Health and Youth Care Inspectorate (IGJ), implemented an extension of existing digital healthcare innovation programs called "ZorgZandbak" to demonstrate how digital care could become an integral part of regular care. Read more


Feb 2021

In the DRG system for 2021 (RZ21), the Dutch Healthcare Authority extended the ability to create innovative payment models via the "optional service" for the add-on reimbursement of some activities or devices that are not adequately covered existing DRG reimbursement. Read more


Jan 2021

On January 1, 2021, the DRG package for 2021 (RZ21) came into force to implement measures for remote provision of specialist medical care introduced during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, including four new codes for reimbursement of remote consultations. Read more


Jan 2021

On December 18, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) published the detailed application form for the Subsidy Scheme for Promising Care with explanatory notes. The closing date for submitting grant applications is March 2, 2021. Read more


Dec 2020

On November 3, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published the critical features of the first release of the DRG package for the 2022 (RZ22a). Sixteen new procedure codes and three new DRG groups will be implemented. Read more


Nov 2020

On November 5, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published the third release of the DRG package for the 2021 (RZ21c) to implement reimbursement for extra beds in intensive care and added the pathway for new optional add-on services (using fast-track decision-making). Read more


Nov 2020

In Sensible Care projects, the Dutch Healthcare Institute, together with other parties, is investigating the possibilities for improving care pathways for patients. As of early November 2020, there are 30 ongoing projects, including two projects for assessing knee and hip osteoarthritis treatment and medicines for castration-refractory prostate carcinoma at the final evaluation phase. Read more


Nov 2020

On October 14, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) announced the evaluation of personalized medicine and molecular diagnostics for advice on reimbursement under Basic Health Insurance. Read more


Oct 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) published the position that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with aortic stenosis and a high risk of surgery is eligible for reimbursement under basic health insurance package. Read more


Sep 2020

On September 9, 2020, the Dutch National Authority for Health (NZa) published advice on the implementation of integrated funding for maternity care. The NZa recommends implementation by 2028, the latest. Read more


Sep 2020

In late august 2020, the Basic Package Advisory Committee of the Dutch Health Care Institute (ZIN) concluded that Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) complies with the ‘state of the art and science’ and is therefore effective. Read more