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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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Norwegian Directorate of e-Health released a new version of the National Laboratory Code System

21 Dec 2020

In late November 2020, the Norwegian Directorate of e-Health released an updated version of the National Laboratory code (NLK) system and associated tariffs that will be implemented not later than January 01, 2021.

The Directorate of e-Health manages the national version of the coding system, which is based on the international NPU coding system, and release updated five times a year (January, March, May, September, and November).

NLK system is used for activity-based reimbursement in outpatient settings since 2018. Norwegian Health Economics Administration (Helfo) reimburses performed laboratory tests. The patient must be referred by a doctor, chiropractor, manual therapist, dentist, or psychologist outside the hospital to be reimbursed via this scheme.

A total of 25 new codes were added in this version of NLK, 201 codes have been changed, and eight codes were inactivated. Six new codes for SARS-related coronavirus antigen and six new codes for SARS-CoV-2 antigen have been established.

See more information in Norwegian here (codes) and here (tariffs).

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