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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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Release of provisional OPS procedure catalogue for 2019 in Germany by DIMDI

05 Dec 2018

At the end of October of 2018, DIMDI has published the preliminary version of the procedure catalogue for the coming year. That means, that medical software developers have time to update DRG grouping software, the hospital staff can be trained on the coding of the new procedures. DIMDI considers additional change requests by software developers or the Ministry of Health (BMG) before the final version of the catalogue becomes effective on January 1st of the subsequent year.

MTRC will report about new procedures and other changes included in the catalogue after the release of the official version at the beginning of 2019.

See the provisional version of the procedure catalogue for 2019 in German here.

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