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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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SwissDRG accepts new suggestions for the change of the DRG system

31 May 2019

The aim of this process is to strengthen the Swiss DRG system and for further high-quality development of SwissDRG 10.0/2021. Proposals for the further development of the SwissDRG 10.0/2021 system must refer to the 9.0 version of the Grouper, to the 2018 version of the CHOP catalog and 2016 ICD-10-GM codes (SwissDRG System 9.0, planning version 2018/2020). SwissDRG notes that add-on reimbursement (ZE) cannot be required if the service was clearly collected with a CHOP / ATC code in the year of data collection.

It is possible to present different types of proposals:

  • Proposals for the further development of the SwissDRG tariff structure
  • Suggestions for the further development of the list of drugs and substances detectable in medical statistics
  • Recommendations for editorial changes to the SwissDRG tariff structure
  • Proposals for the further development of classifications (CHOP and ICD 10) and coding guidelines must be submitted on a separate form to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)
  • Proposals for the further development of ICD classifications processing by the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI)

The application period is June 3 – July 15, 2019.

See the full news (with the application form and other informative details) in Italian (change language at the bottom) here.

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