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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 version of the intra-DRG list published in France

Certain medical devices are financed within the DRG tariff but require explicit review of clinical evidence by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) to ensure that they are safe and effective. This mechanism is called “within-DRG (intra-DRG) coverage”. The mechanism is applicable to particularly invasive devices. Only devices listed in the intra-DRG list can be purchased by hospitals.

At the end of May 2022, the new intra-DRG list was published. No major changes were introduced in the list.  No new devices were added to the list.

More details can be found in French here.

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