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Proton therapy in gastrointestinal indications will not be reimbursed in hospital settings in Germany
On September 16, 2021, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has decided that it would not evaluate the proton therapy in a number of indications, including esophageal cancer and inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
Therefore, the method of proton therapy in the abovementioned indications will be removed from Annex II “Methods whose evaluations are paused” of the G-BA Directive “Methods of examination and treatment in hospital settings” and will not be reimbursed. Annex II of the abovementioned Directive includes the methods whose evaluations are paused due to planned ongoing studies with reimbursement provided during this time. The G-BA decision will come into force on the day of the publication in the Federal Gazette.
The full details in German can be found here.
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