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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 mini-HTAs in Norway in March 2024

In March 2024, the following ongoing mini-HTA assessments for diagnostic imaging, e-health, endoscopic procedures, IVD, neuromodulation, peripheral vascular, and some other fields are evaluated as a part of a framework for the managed introduction of innovations "New Methods" in Norway: 

  • Robot-assisted ultrasound on pregnant women;
  • User-controlled epilepsy follow-up with patient-reported data;
  • Digital psychoeducational treatment program for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder;
  • Use of the artificial intelligence application BoneView (by Gleamer) for analysis of diagnostic images in suspected fractures;
  • Breathe Better – A digital tool to strengthen the health skills of people with chronic lung disease;
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Return of intestinal contents in patients with intestinal failure using The Insides System pump;
  • DNA methylation of cancer tumors;
  • Introduction of a test for the detection of somatic mutations in BRCA 1 and 2 (pilot project under the auspices of NorPreM);
  • rTMS as a treatment for refractory long-term pain conditions that do not respond to recommended conventional treatment in the specialist healthcare service;
  • Percutaneous, mechanical pulmonary embolectomy for acute pulmonary embolism with the Inari FlowTriever.

The full details in Norwegian can be found here.

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