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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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NHS Improvement has published cardiothoracic surgery report

Changes to the way cardiothoracic surgical services are organised and delivered in England will bring substantial benefits for patients suffering from conditions such as blocked arteries, lung cancer, and heart valve disease.

Among the core recommendations are:

  • more efficient bed management by ensuring surgery on the day of admission is delivered routinely for cardiothoracic patients, helping reduce delays and time spent in the hospital
  • ring-fencing beds on intensive care units (ITU) and general wards for the care of cardiothoracic patients
  • sub-specialisation for certain critical procedures
  • the use of less invasive thoracic surgery known as VATS (video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery) for lung resection surgery 

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