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Reimbursement

20
Feb 2024

Three more health apps obtained reimbursement in Germany

Between mid-January 2024 and mid-February 2024, three more health apps were introduced in the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and thus became reimbursable. These apps can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers. In total, 56 health apps are currently available in the DiGA Directory, and six health apps were delisted from the Directory.
19
Feb 2024

Five-year implementation strategy for Hybrid closed loop technologies in England

On January 22, 2024, NHS England published a 5-year implementation strategy for Hybrid closed loop (HCL) technologies following the NICE technology appraisal (TA943) publication. As a rule, commissioners and providers must implement TA recommendations within three months. However, an agreed five-year implementation will allow NHS to build specialist competencies and cost-effective procurement. NHS England will fund integrated care boards to reimburse the use of HCL systems
07
Feb 2024

Updated Convention for reimbursement of kidney dialysis in Belgium

In Belgium, kidney dialysis is reimbursed under a specific agreement (Convention) between the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) and chronic kidney failure centers starting in 2018. The current update of the Convention came into force on January 1, 2024, and is valid until December 31, 2026. Four new Pseudo-nomenclature codes for informing and training patients were added.
02
Feb 2024

New DRG system introduced in Greece

New Greek DRG system (Gr-DRG), which has been developed in collaboration with German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK), will be implemented in all Greek hospitals since March 01, 2024.
01
Feb 2024

2024/25 National Genomic Test Directory released in England

In January 2024, NHS England issued an updated version of the National Genomic Test Directory for 2024/2025, which lists genomic tests commissioned by NHS England via Genomic Laboratory Hubs. Six new codes (test-indication combinations) were introduced in the Test Directory for cancer, and four new codes in the Test Directory for rare and inherited diseases.
31
Jan 2024

2024 APR-DRG system released in Belgium

On January 15, 2024, the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) released an updated DRG system for 2024. No significant changes were made aand no new APR-DRGs were added; thus. The reimbursement tariffs were increased by about 5%.
30
Jan 2024

Approval of uniform financing of outpatient and inpatient care in Switzerland

In December 2023, the Swiss parliament adopted the uniform financing of outpatient and inpatient services (EFAS). Currently, inpatient benefits are financed jointly by health insurers and the cantons, whereas outpatient services are entirely funded by the insured. The EFAS will come into force in January 2028 and bring a uniform way of financing inpatient and outpatient services; the healthcare system is expected to be integrated into this system four years later.
24
Jan 2024

Four more health apps obtained reimbursement in Germany

Between early September 2023 and mid-January 2024, four more health apps were introduced in the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and thus became reimbursable. These apps can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers. In total, 53 health apps are currently available in the DiGA Directory, and six health apps were delisted from the Directory.