Regulation about coding for CytoSorb in Switzerland

20

Apr 2018

The codes by analogy must be applied in a uniform and obligatory way until the definition of uniform and binding differentiated codes through an ordinary application procedure. These coding by analogy are valid starting from the publication and relevant for any revisions of the encoding.

Encoding by analogy valid from 05 April 2018 (CHOP 2018): Removal of cytokines by adsorbents

  • The use of a CytoSorb® adsorbent cartridge for the removal of hydrophobic substances (e.g. cytokines) from the blood is encoded with the CHOP code 99.76.99 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption, other."
  • The codes 99.76.10 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption on a nonregenerable column" and 99.76.11 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption on a regenerable column" are not allowed.

See the full report in Italian here.

Subscribe to our newsletter delivered every second week not to miss important reimbursement information.

Related news

10

May 2018

Between 28th of May and 9th of July 2018, SwissDRG will be accepting the requests/suggestions regarding the DRG system in the country.

Read more

16

Apr 2018

In February 2018, the DFI (the Federal Department of Home Affairs) has decided to make a change in the activity order (Ordinanza sulle prestazioni, OPre) concerning “out-patient before in-patient.” The modification is coming into force starting January 1st, 2019. Six procedures will be reimbursed only in out-patient settings.

Read more

10

Jan 2018

The Department of Home Affairs (EDI) in Switzerland decided upon the coverage with evidence development (CED) of two types of positron emission tomography as well as stereotactic radiotherapy (photons) of exudative age-related macular degeneration. The status is given to contested medical services for a specific period which is extended until evidence is complete.

Read more

27

Dec 2017

The further-developed tariff structure SwissDRG was approved by the Federal Council in Switzerland. The new tariff version for inpatient services will be effective from January 1st in 2018. The tariff structure SwissDRG defines how inpatient services in the acute care area of the hospitals and birthplaces are reimbursed within the framework of compulsory health care insurance in Switzerland.

Read more

08

Nov 2017

An international advisor group of 14 medical and health economic experts proposed 38 measures of how control the increase of healthcare costs in Switzerland. One third of the actions including the strengthening of HTA are already considered. The Swiss Federal Council now wants to develop concrete plans for the implementation of the new measures suggested in the report by the expert group, including global budgets for the outpatient sector, the introduction of medical boards, the encouragement of parallel imports of medical technology and implants and annual review of prices.

Read more

25

Jul 2017

SwissDRG has released overview of planned update of DRG system (version 7.0) in 2018, including list of preliminary approved add-on reimbursement categories. Add-on will be established for endobronchial valves, proton therapy, autologous matrix-induced chondrocyte implantation at knee joint and intermitted hemodialysis for removal of proteins with molecular mass up to 60,000 Da.

Read more

21

Apr 2017

SwissDRG has released the application form for suggestions for DRG change in 2017. Applications will be collected between 29th of May and 10th of July 2017. Approved changes will be implemented in 2019.

Read more