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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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A new approach to prioritizing requests for NICE Scientific Advice

09 Aug 2021

On July 16, 2021, NICE announced a new approach to prioritizing requests for NICE Scientific Advice. Because of the increased engagement, the waiting time for new scientific advice projects is currently several months. To address this, from December 2021, NICE will reserve priority slots in the work plan for companies developing high-priority technologies for the NHS.

NICE Scientific Advice’s services will still be available to all companies, and requests for advice will not be rejected through the prioritization process. The only difference is that if the product meets the criteria for a priority slot, NICE will initiate that project faster.

Regardless of how their technology might be prioritized, all companies are encouraged to contact NICE as early as possible. In addition to this prioritization system, NICE also increases capacity within the team to better meet the demand for all projects.

NICE Scientific Advice will continue to review this new approach based on demand for their services and feedback from companies, and they welcome companies to share their views by emailing

See the full details here. Prioritization criteria can be found here.

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