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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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Ongoing HTA regarding herniated disc surgery by the Health Care Services Selection Council in Finland

In Finland, the Health Care Services Selection Council (Terveydenhuollon palveluvalikoimaneuvosto, PALKO) is responsible for making recommendations regarding the research, treatment and rehabilitation methods. The assessment procedure includes the overview of the research data, evidence, ethical and organizational aspects of healthcare. The Council provides the recommendation whether the method is a part of publicly funded services or not.

Currently, PALKO is working on the only one assessment related to medical technologies:

  • Surgical treatment of lumbar intervertebral disc herniation

Initially, the recommendations are published at the web-site of the Council as drafts and could receive the feedback which would be considered during the preparation of completed report. The final versions could be found here.

See the full information in Finnish here.

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