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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 procedure and diagnostic codes added to the private reimbursement schedule in England

24 Feb 2023

In February 2023, the Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) working group, which develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclatures for private payers in England, published Bulletins 188 and 084 with changes to be implemented no later than March 23, 2023.

Five new procedure codes were added concerning interventional radiology, robotic surgery, and radiotherapy; some examples of new codes are presented below:

  • E5693 Robotic-assisted lung volume reduction – bilateral;
  • X7003 Planning and delivery of a single course of radiotherapy for keloid scar.

One new diagnostic code, 8274B, “Scleroderma Immunoblot (SCLI)”, was introduced.

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