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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 codes introduced in July 2022 in Finland

15 Aug 2022

In the first half of July 2022, 13 new procedure codes were introduced by the Code Service of the Finnish National Health and Wellbeing Institution (THL). The introduced codes are dedicated to diagnostic imaging, surgical procedures, radiology, and some other fields. Some examples of these procedure codes are listed below:

  • HA1WT “Breast suction biopsy under stereotactic guidance”;
  • CA2BG “MRI of the orbit and head”;
  • KA2DE “Kidney transplant, ultrasound with doppler”;
  • KA1CR “Renal function, PET-CT”;
  • XX6CT “Tumor colony treatment with virus injection under ultrasound guidance”;
  • XX2RW “Broad multidisciplinary clinical meeting”.

The full details in Finnish can be found here.

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