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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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Updates on Clinical Commissioning Work Programs in England

On November 04, 2020, NHS England published an update of the Specialized Services Policy Pipeline (as of October 19, 2020).

There are three types of Work Programmes:

  • Clinical commissioning policy work program;
  • Specialized commissioning service specification work program;
  • Commissioning through evaluation work programs.

Updates were only made in the clinical commissioning policy work program.

  • Four new Clinical Commissioning Policies were added to the work program:
    • “MR-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy treatment of epileptogenic zones in children and adults with refractory focal epilepsy”
    • “Fresh osteochondral allograft for osteochondral defects”
    • “Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant for refractory coeliac disease”
    • “Multi-grip prosthetic hands for upper limb amputations or congenital limb deficiency”
  • Six new policies were published, however only one related to Medtech - “Proton beam therapy for children, teenagers and young Adults in the treatment of malignant and non-malignant tumours”
  • One policy was discontinued - “Plasma Exchange for acute disseminated encephalomyelitis”
  • No changes were made in paused polices status
  • The status of ongoing policies updated as of October 19, 2020

See the full details here.

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