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Core value dossiers for medical technologies

Essential tool to support market access and marketing efforts through the lifecycle of the product

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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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Publication Digest: Barriers and Facilitators in Pricing and Funding Policies of European Countries That Impact the Use of Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Outpatient Practices

MTRC shares the most relevant and impactful publications in the field of market access and HEOR for medical technologies in Europe through its Publications Digest. In a recent publication, Steigenberger et al. investigated barriers and facilitators in health technology assessment (HTA), pricing, and funding policies pertaining to the utilization of rapid point-of-care diagnostics for patients with community-acquired acute respiratory tract infections. The authors conducted expert interviews with representatives from five European countries and identified key challenges, such as the lack of evidence and limited transferability of methods from drug-based HTA to diagnostics, alongside pricing barriers due to the absence of price regulation and weak purchasing power. They underscored the importance of optimized peri-launch policies to enhance the adoption of point-of-care tests.

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