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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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Rehappy health app received reimbursement in Germany

In early January 2021, the new reimbursable health app was introduced on the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). These applications can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers.

In total, ten health apps are now available at the DiGA Directory. The newly introduced health app Rehappy (Rehappy GmbH, Germany) is available with a fitness band with a tariff of €449 and without the band with a tariff of €299. Rehappy is indicated in a range of cerebrovascular diseases and their sequelae, including transient ischemic attack, subarachnoid and intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke, cerebral infarction. The app supports aftercare for stroke patients: the patients are activated, informed, and supported to approach their recovery in a sustainable, self-determined, competent, and confident manner. Rehappy is available only in German.

The full details in German can be found here.

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