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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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New chapter for urogenital devices in the intra-DRG list in France

In November 2020, the new intra-DRG was published on the website of the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health. A new chapter was added for urogenital implants - “Implantable devices for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.”

In France, certain medical devices are financed within the DRG tariff but require an explicit review of clinical evidence by CNEDiMTS to ensure that they are safe and effective. This mechanism is called “within-DRG (intra-GHS) coverage.” The mechanism is applicable to particularly invasive devices. Only devices listed in the intra-GHS list can be purchased by hospitals. After the positive evaluation by the National Authority for Health (HAS), the devices are included in the intra-DRG list maintained by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health.

In November 2020, the new intra-DRG list was published. The chapter “Implantable devices for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence” was introduced under the title II “Urogenital implants.” Twelve suburethral bands implanted by retropubic and/or transobturator approach are listed under this chapter.

The full details in French can be found here.

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