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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 Order relating to cancer screening programs published in France

In January 2024, the Ministry of Health and Prevention published the Order in the Official Journal of the French Republic updating the cancer screening programs. The new Order replaces the previous one from September 2006 and specifies the implementation conditions for the organized screening programs for breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers.

The colorectal cancer screening program now offers a quantitative immunological test for blood in the stool to men and women aged 50 to 74 who have an average risk of developing colorectal cancer. The National Health Insurance Fund (CNAM) handles the procurement and management of the screening kits and the test analysis solution.

The cervical cancer screening program now involves a cytological examination for women aged 25 to 29 (a liquid-based sample is recommended for this examination) and an HPV-HR test for women aged 30 to 65. The National Papillomavirus Reference Center (CNRP) maintains a list of clinically validated HPV detection kits and cell collection media for primary cervical cancer screening. 

Breast cancer screening is now offered every two years to people aged 50 to 74 and includes a clinical examination and a mammogram with two views per breast. Only facilities with digital mammography equipment can participate in the organized screening program.

See full details in French here.

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