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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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Three projects awarded in the "Subsidy scheme for promising care" in July 2021 in the Netherlands

The "Subsidy scheme for promising care" framework aims to speed up the patient's access to potentially promising care through temporary inclusion in the basic insurance package. A maximum of €69 million is available annually.

On July 13, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) announced the projects which were awarded the "Subsidy scheme for promising care". Two of them concern MedTech and are listed below: 

  • Automatic regulation of blood glucose in type 1 diabetes: effectiveness of the artificial pancreas
  • Knee distraction compared with knee prosthesis for patients with severe knee osteoarthritis who respond insufficiently to conservative treatments

Based on the scientific evidence, the ZIN will take a position within six months after the end of the research process to determine whether these services meet "the current state of science and practice". If the effectiveness is proved, the treatment will be reimbursed under basic insurance.

The full details in Dutch can be found here.

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