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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 specialized services specifications in England

06 Jul 2023

In June 2023, NHS England published two new specialized service specifications.

Pediatric photon radiotherapy service:

  • This specification relates to children and adolescents up to their 16th birthday who are within the national commissioning responsibility of NHS England and require treatment with external beam radiotherapy - radical, palliative, or total body irradiation;
  • The document outlines the aim of the service, patient pathway, conditions of provision, requirements for staff and facilities, and expected outcomes;
  • It is mentioned that providers should utilize improvement approaches to implement best practices, including access to linear accelerators with the facility for rotational intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), and on-treatment position volumetric imaging, as appropriate.

Interim service specification for specialist gender incongruence services for children and young people:

  • The document sets out how care will be provided to children and young people and their families who express gender incongruence and who are likely to benefit from clinical support.

See more information here and here.

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