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Evidence gap analysis

Strategic analysis of the sufficiency of evidence to obtain reimbursement and HTA approval in Europe and recommendations about evidence generation

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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: The end of an era? Activity-based funding based on diagnosis-related groups: A review of payment reforms in the inpatient sector in 10 high-income countries

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, Milstein et al. conducted a comprehensive review of reforms to Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) payment systems across ten high-income countries. The authors aimed to provide an overview of the latest reforms and their evidence to date, highlighting a shift from volume-based to value-based payment mechanisms in hospital care. The findings revealed diverse reform trends, including reductions in DRG-based payments, episode-based payments, and incentives to promote care delivery in less costly settings, reflecting efforts to improve the quality of care while controlling healthcare expenditures.

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