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Cost-effective reimbursement analysis for medical technologies in Europe

Procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs, policy, and HTA considerations in 34 EU countries

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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 HTAs by OSTEBA in Spain in August 2023

In August 2023, the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA) is working on several HTAs, including the evaluations in the cardiovascular, diagnostic imaging, e-health, ENT, ICU/OR, nephrology and urology, IVD, neurovascular, obstetrics and gynecology, surgical procedures, and some other fields. Some examples can be found below:

  • Cardiovascular monitoring system that uses photoplethysmography;
  • Clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of incorporating artificial intelligence into the breast cancer screening program;
  • Telemonitoring and computerized management of patients on home dialysis and rehabilitation activities;
  • Active piezoelectric bone conduction hearing implant;
  • Use of self-taking tests for the determination of Human Papillomavirus in the cervical cancer screening program;
  • High-intensity focused ultrasound - in essential tremor (update);
  • Intrasaccular device for endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms;
  • Use and utility of adaptive radiotherapy in cancer patients;
  • Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for the treatment of pediatric patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis.

The full details in Spanish can be found here.

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