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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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Swedish MTP Council will evaluate more technologies for self-monitoring of atrial fibrillation

On April 09, 2021, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council decided to add more technologies to the ongoing evaluation for self-monitoring of atrial fibrillation within the Orderly introduction framework, initiated in December 2020.

The Orderly introduction framework aimed to manage the national introduction of novel technologies is working as permanent from the beginning of 2020. This is a staged process, including horizon scanning, selection of the method for evaluation, the decision on national collaboration, health economic evaluation, and recommendations by MTP Council to regions about the introduction of the method and criteria for use.

In summer 2020, Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) conducted a thematic survey in the cardiovascular area as a part of horizon scanning within the Orderly introduction framework, which provided information on products that the MTP Council has now found interesting to proceed with.

In December 2020, MTP Council commissioned the TLV to perform a health-economic evaluation of Coala Heart Monitor and KardiaMobile. As of early April 2021, the following products were added to the evaluation process: CardioMem CM 100 XT, PhysioMem PM 100, and Zenicor ECG. More technologies are expected to be added in the future.

Based on the results of the health-economic evaluation, the MTP Council will then make recommendations to the regions on whether to adopt these technologies or not.

See more details in Swedish here (MTP Council website) and here (TLV website).

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