Netherlands

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Jun 2020

Since 2020 the use of Prostatic Urethral Lift will be covered by basic health insurance under specific clinical indications. Read more

08

Jun 2020

New codes for Prostatic Urethral Lift system, CT and MRI examination of the neck, fecal microbiota transplant, testicular sperm extraction, implantable rechargeable and a non-rechargeable pulse generator for deep brain stimulation, as well as PET-CT myocardial perfusion with volume, ejection fraction and flow measurements and molecular diagnostics, were implemented in 2020. Read more

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May 2020

On April 1, 2020, Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport decided to secure a total of €42 million for studying the most urgent corona-related issues. It is estimated that these additional funds will enable 80 - 100 evaluations to be carried out. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) will work together on the research programs. Read more

09

Mar 2020

The “Subsidy for promising care” scheme makes it possible to obtain temporary financing for care that looks promising but is not yet reimbursed from the basic health insurance package. The deadline to apply for funding via this scheme is April 7, 2020. Read more

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Jan 2020

Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) has released key features of the DRG package for 2021, including complex chronic lung failure, stem cell transplant care, indexation of DRG tariffs, and position about reimbursment of MammaPrint test. Read more

25

Nov 2019

In October 2019, an extra subsidy round for Evaluation Research was opened on behalf of the Evaluation and appropriate use of care (Zorgevaluatie en Gepast Gebruik, ZE&GG) for diagnostics and follow-up/aftercare within both medical and nursing care. The submission deadline is on the 28th of November 2019. Read more

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Sep 2019

At the beginning of August 2019, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) has published an Overview of the applications of healthcare products and activities for conditional entry into the Basic Insurance Package. Two applications for heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy in ovarian cancer and GAG therapy in bladder pain syndrome were considered. Read more

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Aug 2019

Zorg van Nu information team published a brochure with regulations for stimulating digital care in the Netherlands. The brochure with the description of 16 schemes clearly explains which regulations are applicable for which e-health innovations. Read more

01

Aug 2019

Predictive Analysis for Therapy (PATH) is a major collaborative project to optimize molecular predictive diagnostics in the Netherlands. The project focuses on the molecular analyses that are important for the treatment choice of cancer patients. Read more

12

Jul 2019

On the 11th of June 2019, the Dutch National Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) has published a position regarding the positively assessed indications and the appropriate protocols for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) that have been included in the basic package since 2009 in order to promote the appropriate use of this care. Health insurers can include this information and the quality criteria of the protocols when purchasing HBOT. Read more

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Jul 2019

At the beginning of June 2019, the National Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) has published an Overview of the healthcare services, which were excluded or included with restrictions into Basic Insurance Package. Percutaneous liver perfusion with melphalan in patients with metastases from a uveal melanoma was included with restrictions, whereas CardioMEMS PA Monitoring was included in the context of research only. Read more

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Jul 2019

Seminars on hospital reimbursement system for the Netherlands and Russia were added to the online school, as well as the webinar for the Austrian system. MTRC online school is the most cost-effective way to learn about reimbursement systems in a structured way. Read more