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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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Organization for Outpatient Physician Tariffs (OAAT) founded in Switzerland

On November 15, 2022, a new body called “Organization for Outpatient Physician Tariffs AG (OAAT)” was founded under the leadership of the Bernese government councilor. It involves all tariff partners (associations of health insurers curafutura and santésuisse, as well as the association of hospitals H+, an association of physicians FMH, and medical tariff commission MTK/CTM), who have joined forces in order to reach the goal of improving the outpatient reimbursement system.

This laid the foundation for jointly developing a new physician tariff system that would benefit everyone involved. In the coming months, the two existing tariff structures (the outpatient flat rates and the TARDOC system for individual outpatient services) are expected to be combined into one system.

The new system is expected to be ready in June 2023 and should be approved by the tariff partners by November 2024. After approval, it will immediately be submitted to the Federal Council for final approval. The new system is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2025.

Read more about this topic on the websites of santésuisse, Bern canton, Solutions Tariffaires Suisses, and ATS-TMS.

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