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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 treatments and indications to receive a national coverage in Spain

10 Jul 2018

On the 24th April, the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System in Spain made number of decisions about coverage for new services or indications in the National Benefit Catalogue.

During the Interterritorial Council, other important decisions were made. It was also informed about the decision of the Comisión de Prestaciones, Aseguramiento y Financiación on different products to be included in the National Portfolio.

Based on the decisions of the Comisión de Prestaciones, Aseguramiento y Financiación, three new benefits were approved:

  • funding of hearing aids until 26 years old, which was initially until 20 years old;
  • micropigmentation of the nipples as part of the breast reconstruction;
  • monitoring of the glucose using sensors in children, which will allow avoiding needlestick to know their glucose level.

The changes are still due to be formalized in a form of a Royal Decree. After release of the Royal Decree, these benefits must be provided by all Autonomous Communities to the covered population. 

See the full details in Spanish here.

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