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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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Resolution on the agreement of the Spanish Commission of Benefits, Insurance, and Financing regarding proton therapy

In November 2020, the General Directorate of Common Portfolio of National Health System and Pharmacy Services published the Resolution on an agreement of the Commission of Benefits, Insurance, And Financing in relation to the proton therapy technique.

The key points of the agreement are provided below:

  • The creation of an interdisciplinary committee in each autonomous community to evaluate each specific case of proton therapy is recommended
  • General guidelines/criteria for proton therapy to be followed were developed
  • Therapeutic indications for adults were agreed upon:
    • Intraocular/uveal melanoma when brachytherapy is not indicated
    • Chordoma and chondrosarcoma
    • Primary paraspinal sarcoma when the radiation therapy dose exceeds tolerance medullary
  • Therapeutic indications for children were agreed upon:
    • Brain tumors
    • Eye tumors
    • Soft tissue sarcomas
    • Ewing’s tumor
    • Neuroblastoma
  • The Autonomous Communities should send the data for each of the patients undergoing proton therapy semiannually to the General Sub-directorate of the Basic Package of Services of the National Health System

The full details in Spanish can be found here.

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