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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 model for national highly specialized care will be implemented in Sweden

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has been commissioned by the government to develop a model for the first steps toward a new national highly specialized care. This work has been done in consultation with the county councils, the professions and the patients. The goal of the new national highly specialized care program is to improve quality, safety and equality of medical care for all patients.

Pilot areas to test the new model proposed nervous system diseases and women's health and childbirth. In cancer care have professions and county already largely succeeded in implementing it. The task now is to start working in order to concentrate more of highly specialized care, so-called level structuring. This means that several targeted health interventions will be given in fewer hospitals. The ambition is that the highly specialized national health care should include about 5 percent of all hospital care compared to current National Medical Care which corresponds to approximately 0.1 percent.

Read the full story in Swedish here

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