Updates of the seminars in the MTRC online school on market access

08

May 2020

In March-April, MTRC introduced a number of changes in the educational seminars on reimbursement systems in the Czech Republic and England and released additional modules about reimbursement of in-vitro diagnostic tests in Russia and Turkey. 

The most significant changes were introduced to the overview of the English reimbursement system for medical devices: changes in the innovation funding landscape, updates related to Commissioning through Evaluation and Innovation and Technology Payment, Rapid Uptake Products and Pathway Transformation Fund, MedTech Funding Mandate.

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May 2020

On 10 April 2020, the Reimbursement Commission made changes to the SUT regarding response to the COVID-19 pandemic and introduced procedure codes regarding pandemic care service (including pandemic care service for ICU care and immune plasma supply and application).

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May 2020

NHSX provides funding through 'Techforce 19' to innovators who can find digital ways to benefit those in need of help, including those in need of mental health support and social care. The technology is intended to help people who might be most impacted by the long term effects of remaining housebound during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May 2020

MTRC continues releasing new seminars on the topics on market access. The seminar discusses key stakeholders, money flow, reimbursement in ambulatory settings for IVD tests, national and regional Benefit Catalogs and the role of HTA for market access of IVD tests.

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May 2020

In April 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published only one new medical technologies guidance (for PneuX to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia) and two Medtech innovation briefings (for Lifelight First for monitoring vital signs and myCOPD for self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Apr 2020

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern pediatric cataract involving lensectomy with or without lens implant, pediatric cataract involving lens aspiration and implant, delivery of a fraction MR Linac adaptive planned radiotherapy, low-level laser therapy for inflammation/pain relief and others. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2020. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes and unacceptable combinations.

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Apr 2020

The Russian DRG system was updated for the year 2020. The main changes concern increase in the number of DRG groups, revision of the content of DRG for cases of radiation therapy, increase in the coefficients of the relative cost-intensiveness of DRG for cases of surgical treatment on the "Oncology" profile and revision of the coefficients of the relative cost-intensiveness of DRG according to the "Oncology" profile.

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Apr 2020

In March 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published four new interventional procedure guidance (for bilateral cervicosacropexy or vaginosacropexy using mesh for pelvic organ prolapse, cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins, MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy and selective internal radiation therapy for unresectable colorectal metastases in the liver) and five Medtech innovation briefings (for Cor-Knot for tying suture knots in valve surgery, artificial intelligence for analyzing CT brain scans and others).

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Apr 2020

On 17 March 2020, NHS England announced that block contracts would be used to cover the period 1 April – 31 July, as the national tariff is suspended. Contractual arrangements for 2020/21 with NHS trusts/NHS foundation trusts and with non-NHS providers operating under the NHS Standard Contract were published.

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Apr 2020

OPCS-4 is a statistical classification for clinical coding of hospital interventions and procedures undertaken by the NHS. On 4 November 2019, OPCS 4.9 Classification of Interventions and Procedures was released. The implementation date is 1 April 2020.

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09

Apr 2020

MTRC released the report on reimbursement of diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in six European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland and Turkey). The report includes information about the availability of reimbursement, types of tests reimbursed, testing criteria. Download sample pages to assess the relevance of the report.

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Apr 2020

On March 5, 2020, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) announced the 11 high impact innovations that will enter the national accelerator in 2020. As outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan, the technologies that enter the award-winning NIA provide solutions that help prioritize areas for NHS.

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Mar 2020

On 22 January 2020, the consultation on proposals for a national tariff for 2020/21 closed. However, the release of the 2020/21 tariff has been postponed due to the NHS response to COVID-19. NHS will report publishing details at the earliest opportunity.

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Mar 2020

NHSX is creating a Digital Health Technology Standard to enhance the way the NHS assesses digital technology for use by patients and staff. It is meant to help developers understand what is required of them, and simplify and streamline how health technologies are assessed and commissioned for use in the NHS. The consultation continues until 22 April 2020 Wednesday.

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Mar 2020

On March 3, 2020, the Reimbursement Commission made major updates to the SUT. The main changes relate to the increase in reimbursement fees of procedures (reimbursement fees increased depending on the type from 10% to 30%).

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17

Mar 2020

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Health Technology Wales (HTW) have formally committed to work together to enhance their independent and authoritative Guidance on non-medicine technologies. On March 3, 2020, it was announced about the collaboration of these two organizations.

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11

Mar 2020

Since autumn 2019, MTRC has started the release of the Market Access Magazine with an overview of key reimbursement news for the last quarter, along with analytical reviews on the topic of market access for medical technologies (reimbursement, funding, HTA, innovation payment schemes). Download free of charge from our website.

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03

Mar 2020

On the 27th of February, MTRC Director Dr Oleg Borisenko presented at the roundtable on value-based health care and access to medical devices in Moscow, Russia.

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Mar 2020

In February 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new diagnostics guidance (for SepsiTest assay for rapidly identifying bloodstream bacteria and fungi), one new medical technologies guidance (for Episcissors-60 for mediolateral episiotomy) and two Medtech innovation briefings (for Plus Sutures for preventing surgical site infection and National Early Warning Score systems that alert to deteriorating adult patients in hospital).

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Feb 2020

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern repair of femoral hernia requiring removal of previously inserted mesh, transurethral non-ablative radiofrequency of bladder, minimally invasive mitral valve repair, two-stage revision of total hip replacement for infection and others. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2020. The document also contains a list of textual changes in codes, unacceptable combinations, and inactivated codes. There were no changes to the CCSD Schedule of Diagnostic Tests.

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25

Feb 2020

Changes of structure in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England were announced: in April 2020, 14 NHS England (Region, Local Offices) will be replaced by 42 sustainability and transformation partnerships as the Higher Level Health Authority in the organization reference data. The number of CCGs would also be changed (135 CCGs would leave).

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24

Feb 2020

On the week of the 17th of February, MTRC published one post related to the involvement of industry in the reimbursement processes in Europe. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access

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21

Feb 2020

Axonics sacral neuromodulation would be an option for people with symptoms of the overactive bladder who have not responded to conservative treatments or drug therapy. The Axonics could save the NHS around £6,200 per patient if the device lasts more than six years. Consultations are open to the stakeholders until March 13, 2020.

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19

Feb 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered the role and activities of patient advocacy groups in Italy, typical issues facing by the patient organizations, role of patient organizations in development of the LEA catalog in Italy, access to stoma care across Italian regions, the importance of setting up patient registries to facilitate access to medical technologies.

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18

Feb 2020

NICE published a draft Diagnostic guideline on the Reveal LINQ monitor. The monitor can be recommended for routine adoption under certain clinical criteria. The expected publication date of the final guideline is 27 May 2020.

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17

Feb 2020

On the week of the 10th of February, MTRC published several posts related to the innovation funding schemes for medical devices in Europe, and the 2020 decisions for the innovation funding in Germany (NUB). Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access

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11

Feb 2020

In January 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published only three new interventional procedure guidance (for reducing the risk of transmission of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) from surgical instruments used for interventional procedures on high-risk tissues, fetoscopic and open prenatal repair for open neural tube defects in the fetus).

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10

Feb 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, procedure coding, functioning of the DRG system, reimbursement processes for medical technologies in Switzerland. Michel discussed the biggest mistakes made by the Med Tech companies on the market and advised on the best strategy on how to approach the market.

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04

Feb 2020

In January 2020, the Reimbursement Commission made changes to the Healthcare Implementation Communique in Turkey. The main changes relate to the addition of new laboratory test codes, procedure codes, new devices related to the ophthalmology, and price changing of materials related to interventional radiology.

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03

Feb 2020

On the week of the 27th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the NABM procedure codes for IVD tests in France, the frequency of update of procedural classifications in Europe, and the least active countries in relation to the Med Tech HTA in Europe. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access

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29

Jan 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. Prof. Banfi gave an extensive introduction to the history and the current state of the health technology assessment in Italy. Also, the current state of the HTA program in Lombardy was discussed.

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27

Jan 2020

On the week of the 20th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the barriers for the adoption of EUnetHTA reports for health technologies, countries with a global budget payment system, the timing of government-sponsored coverage with evidence development programs PHRC and PRME in France, market access implications of the political changes in Russia, and the algorithm to classify different design of the studies. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access

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21

Jan 2020

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern removal of pectus bar, open surgical correction of pectus deformity of the chest wall, intradermal injection into the scalp, nerve and neurolytic root block with or without image guidance, facet joint injection with or without image guidance and diagnostic code for gustatory testing. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2020. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes, unacceptable combinations, and inactivated codes.

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20

Jan 2020

On the week of the 13th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the upcoming change of the UK payment system, the top categories of medical devices evaluated by HTA organizations in Europe, the criteria for the creation of a new OPS procedure code in Germany, medical devices added to the High-Cost Device List in England in April 2020, the factors affecting the decision to introduce a new technology, and the least common topics of Med Tech HTA in Europe. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access

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20

Jan 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, reimbursement mechanism and pathways for procedures, implantable and invasive devices, coverage with evidence development program in Belgium. Michel shared a lot of first-hand insights from the reimbursement submissions in the country.

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17

Jan 2020

The NHS in England is providing a new form of DNA test capable of quickly diagnosing rare diseases for critically ill babies and children, as part of its Long Term Plan to use world-leading technologies to improve care for the sickest infants.

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16

Jan 2020

In this post, we have summarized all the important developments with our services and products, which can be used by Med Tech, IVD and digital health companies to achieve better outcomes of the market access activities. This includes expansion of geographical coverage, growth in number of topics covered by the ready-made reimbursement reports, expertise in the e-health space, new services of health economics and value dossier, new free resources on market access, online educational materials on market access. Let us know, if you need any support with market access in European countries.

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Jan 2020

In December 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new interventional procedure guidance (for balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction), one new medical technologies guidance (for gammaCore for cluster headache), and five new MedTech innovation briefings (for Optowire for measuring fractional flow reserve, eXroid for internal hemorrhoids, and others).

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11

Jan 2020

On the week of 6th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the process of DRG change in England, list of technologies with different levels of added value (ASA) in France, countries offering access to hospital procedure volume information, improvements with glaucoma minimally invasive surgery reimbursement in England, the role of DRG in Scandinavia, and list of countries actively using DRG system for case-by-case reimbursement. Follow us on Instagram on mtrc.market.access

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26

Dec 2019

We will share selective news, opinions, commentary, and analysis on the topic of European market access for medical technologies on Instagram. We are planning to develop specific content for Instagram, not fully matching the content of our websites. You can find our account at mtrc.market.access

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24

Dec 2019

In November 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new diagnostics guidance (for point-of-care creatinine devices and rapid tests for group A streptococcal infections), one new interventional procedure guidance (for irreversible electroporation for primary liver cancer) and two new MedTech innovation briefings (for Leukomed Sorbact for preventing surgical site infection and AmnioSense for unexplained vaginal wetness in pregnancy).

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17

Dec 2019

On October 29, 2019, the NHS England updated the clinical commissioning work programs including clinical commissioning policy work program, specialized commissioning service specification work program, commissioning through evaluation work programs.

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10

Dec 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern injection eustachian tuboplasty, extracorporeal shockwave therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome, robotic-assisted laparoscopic excision of recto-vaginal endometriosis, and diagnostic codes for alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone, NK cell inhibition panel, XR whole spine, and others. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of February 2020. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes, unacceptable combinations, and inactivated codes.

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09

Dec 2019

Since autumn 2019, MTRC started the release of the Market Access Magazine with an overview of key reimbursement news for the last quarter, along with analytical reviews on the topic of market access for medical technologies (reimbursement, funding, HTA, innovation payment schemes). Download free of charge from our website.

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03

Dec 2019

In October 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new interventional procedure guidance (for midcarpal hemiarthroplasty for wrist arthritis) and two new MedTech innovation briefings (for superDimension Navigation System to help diagnostic sampling of peripheral lung lesions and MR-proADM test for use with clinical deterioration scores in cases of suspected infection).

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25

Nov 2019

Oleg Borisenko will attend the "MedTech Access Leaders Forum" in Berlin 3-5 of December 2019, as well as deliver five presentations with an overview of the reimbursement landscape for medical devices in EU5 during the third day of the meeting (5th of December). Stop by our booth to discuss your reimbursement needs.

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25

Nov 2019

We have released the second part of the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. Lluis Bohigas, Former General Director of Planning at the Spanish Ministry of Health, Spain.

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19

Nov 2019

Outcomes Based Healthcare and My Diabetes My Way have been selected as Health Data Research UK (HDRUK) Sandbox projects.

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12

Nov 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern scar revision, robotic-assisted thymectomy, prophylactic oophorectomy/ hysterectomy, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, delivery of fraction of proton beam therapy for non-ocular adult tumors and diagnostic codes for myriad breast and ovarian cancer panel 101 test, clinical exome sequencing MPLA test, and others. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of February 2020. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes and inactivated codes.

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11

Nov 2019

We have released the first part of the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. Lluis Bohigas, Former General Director of Planning at the Spanish Ministry of Health, Spain.

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30

Oct 2019

In June of 2019, order on changes of procedure for the development of standards of health care was issued regarding the development of health standards based on approved clinical recommendations.

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29

Oct 2019

NHSX is working with the market at a national level to create a platform of digital tools like NHS Login that can be built on by digital health innovators.

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28

Oct 2019

We have released the second part of the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. Guillem Lopez Casasnovas, Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain.

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23

Oct 2019

This free, on-demand webinar provides an overview of key trends in market access for medical technologies in Europe, based on extensive consulting practice of MTRC: competition for hospital budget, disinvestment policies, developing therapies vs devices, innovation funding, value-based health care and others.

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22

Oct 2019

In September 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published three new interventional procedure guidance (for implant insertion for prominent ears, high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma, and bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula) and five new MedTech innovation briefings (for SuperNO2VA for the relief of upper airway obstruction in people with obstructive sleep apnoea, The V.A.C. Veraflo Therapy system for infected wounds, UroShield for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections, InterDry for intertrigo, and Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety).

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10

Oct 2019

MTRC continues releasing new seminars on the topics on market access. The seminar discusses key stakeholders, money flow, reimbursement in hospital and ambulatory settings, Nomenclature of medical services, specifics of reimbursement processes and the role of HTA.

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10

Oct 2019

MTRC continues releasing new seminars on the topics on market access. The seminar discusses key stakeholders, money flow, reimbursement in hospital and ambulatory settings, role of DRG and fee for service model, specifics of reimbursement processes and the role of HTA.

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08

Oct 2019

After a long time since the introduction of Healthcare Implementation Communique (SUT) for the first time (2007), the Reimbursement Commission made important changes to the SUT. The main changes relate to higher reimbursement fees for medical devices (reimbursement fees increased depending on the category from 5% to 100%).

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01

Oct 2019

MTRC continues releasing new seminars on the topics on market access. This time the seminar covers a very complex market, Turkey. The seminar discusses key stakeholders, money flow, specifics of financing of public and university hospitals, reimbursement in hospital and ambulatory settings, innovation funding, details of the reimbursement application process and the role of health technology assessment.

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24

Sep 2019

In August 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one new MedTech innovation briefings for vacuum therapy for colorectal anastomotic leakage and two new interventional procedure guidance for endovascular insertion of an intrasaccular wire-mesh blood-flow disruption device for intracranial aneurysms and the Papillon technique for locally advanced rectal cancer.

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24

Sep 2019

Responding to requests from our clients, we are starting to provide the services of development of value dossiers. We can support our clients with both early and core value dossiers. Dossiers can be developed from the global or European perspectives.

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23

Sep 2019

In response to multiple requests from our clients, we have started the provision of service of health economic modeling for medical technologies and IVD tests in Europe. Both early and comprehensive models eligible for publication are supported.

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21

Sep 2019

We have released the second part of the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, procedure coding, principles of functioning of DRG system and add-on reimbursement for medical devices via LPPR List. Reimbursement pathways for devices, evidence requirements, pricing considerations, innovation funding (PHRC, PRME, forfeit innovation, Article 51, ETAPES program) were also discussed.

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19

Sep 2019

Using its deep knowledge of market access pathways in Europe and a specific, fact-based, benchmarking approach, MTRC can support the development of reliable clinical and economic evidence generation strategy.

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18

Sep 2019

Using its deep expertise in payment systems in Europe, MTRC has started provision of service of cost analysis to inform the development of health economic models and adaptation of existing models to settings of 19 European countries.

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17

Sep 2019

MTRC is expanding its service offering to pharma companies. The scope of the services includes reimbursement analysis and strategy for hospital (high cost) drugs, cell and gene therapies, companion diagnostics, drug delivery systems and e-health solutions.

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17

Sep 2019

In May and November each year, NHS England makes decisions on which new treatments should be included for routine commissioning. The decisions are taken by the NHS England Board based on recommendations from the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG), which is made up of doctors, health experts, and patient representatives.

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09

Sep 2019

NICE issued a consultation document about safety and efficacy of balloon cryoablation for Barrett’s oesophagus and squamous dysplasia of the oesophagus and balloon dilation for eustachian tube dysfunction which were considered for Interventional Procedures Guidance in development for public consultation until 20 September 2019.

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06

Sep 2019

The seminar includes overview of topics of reimbursement, funding, payment mechanisms for IVD tests in hospital, day case and out-patient settings, health technology assessment, innovation funding, role of clinical and economic evidence, stakeholder engagement. Data from 10 EU countries are used. The seminar is available as a pre-recorded on-demand webinar or full presentation in Acrobat PDF.

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06

Sep 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern hip replacement, endoscopic ablation, multiple arthroscopic operations on the ankle, collagen paste for closing an anal fistula and diagnostic codes for tests for next generations sequencing molecular intelligence, and others. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of November 2019. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes, inactivated codes, and an updated list of unacceptable combinations of codes.

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03

Sep 2019

In July 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new diagnostics guidance for therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis, two new interventional procedure guidance (for transurethral laser ablation for recurrent non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer and ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids), and one new MedTech innovation briefing for HemaClear for bloodless surgical field during limb surgery.

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30

Aug 2019

Technical overviews include details of application processes for procedure codes and payments (e.g. DRG), inclusion into health benefit catalogs. Overviews are available as presentations in Acrobat PDF.

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30

Aug 2019

Educational modules include an overview of key stakeholders, money flow, payment model for IVD tests in the ambulatory sector, the process of creation of reimbursement for novel IVD tests. Overviews are available for France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland. Overviews are available as presentations in Acrobat PDF.

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30

Aug 2019

The overview includes key stakeholders, money flow, the structure of the NHS Scotland, payment model in the system, the role of the Scottish National Tariff, Specialised Clinical Services, commissioning of services outside Scotland (in England and EU), the role of health technology assessment.

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19

Aug 2019

MTRC has released additional reimbursement overviews of hospital payment systems in European countries, including Greece, the Netherlands, Poland and Russia. In August-September 2019, the overviews for Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Turkey and USA are planned. Also, MTRC will shortly release the basic course on introduction into market access for IVD tests.

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13

Aug 2019

NHSX has officially launched in July 2019 bringing together teams from the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement, to lead the largest digital health and social care transformation program in the world. With an investment of more than £1 billion pounds a year nationally and a significant additional spend locally, NHSX has been created to give staff and citizens the technology they need.

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09

Aug 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern mastectomy and immediate reconstruction of the breast, coronary intravascular lithotripsy, angioplasty, insertion of a stent, portal vein embolization, and others and diagnostic codes for tests for primary hyperoxaluria panel, myeloid panel, and hereditary angioedema. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of August 2019. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes and an updated list of unacceptable combinations of codes.

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06

Aug 2019

In June 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published six new interventional procedure guidance, one new Medical technologies guidance for Endocuff Vision for assisting visualisation during colonoscopy, and two new MedTech innovation briefings (for Danis stent for acute oesophageal variceal bleeds, and The OPTIMIZER smart system for managing heart failure).

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30

Jul 2019

The NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2019/20 program went live on April 1, 2019, and builds on the Innovation and Technology Tariff (ITT) and ITP 2018/19.

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23

Jul 2019

This free webinar provides an overview of typical challenges of market access function (reimbursement, funding, evidence development) and how these challenges can be addressed using MTRC best practices. It is useful for those working in the market access capacity in the medical device industry.

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02

Jul 2019

In May 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new diagnostics guidance for Lead-I ECG devices for detecting symptomatic atrial fibrillation using single time point testing in primary care, three new interventional procedure guidance (for therapeutic hypothermia for acute ischaemic stroke, collagen paste for closing an anal fistula, and percutaneous mitral valve leaflet repair for mitral regurgitation), two new Medical technologies guidance, and three new MedTech innovation briefings (for SEM Scanner for pressure ulcer prevention, Peezy Midstream for urine collection,and DuraGraft for preserving vascular grafts).

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01

Jul 2019

Seminars on hospital reimbursement system for the Netherlands and Russia were added to the online school, as well as the webinar for the Austrian system. MTRC online school is the most cost-effective way to learn about reimbursement systems in a structured way.

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18

Jun 2019

In May 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published two new medical technology guidance for negative pressure wound dressings and preventing infections when using needleless connectors, and three new MedTech innovation briefings for pressure ulcer prevention, midstream urine collection and preserving vascular grafts.

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14

Jun 2019

A syndicated report (>80 pages) includes the overview and statistics of 16 key innovation funding and coverage with evidence development schemes in seven European countries: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The price of the report is €1600.

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13

Jun 2019

In March 2019, NICE published an updated version of its evidence standards framework for digital health technologies (DHTs) that sets out the evidence requirements for different types of DHTs.

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11

Jun 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern cytoreductive surgery for colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis, cytoreductive surgery for ovarian malignancies, therapeutic sialendoscopy, intra corporeal salivary gland lithotripsy, and others and diagnostic codes for tests for common and rare mutations.

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10

Jun 2019

Director of MTRC will visit HTAi meeting in Cologne on the 19th of June 2019. Reach out to us at info@mtrconsult.com to schedule a meeting to discuss your reimbursement needs in Europe.

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10

Jun 2019

Newly released interviews cover topics of organization and financing of health care systems in the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Spain, the role of HTA in Italy and clinical decision-making for the introduction of novel technologies in the Netherlands.

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10

Jun 2019

Descriptions are available as webinars or presentations in Acrobat PDF. They cover stakeholders, money flow, payment system, innovation funding, funding, and HTA landscape. Currently, overviews are available for 15 EU markets: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. In June-July we will add overviews for Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and Turkey.

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05

Jun 2019

HealthTech Connect, a new online resource provided by NICE to help identify and support new health technologies as they move from inception to adoption in the UK health and care system, was formally launched April 29th, 2019. The system, which is free to use, will help companies to understand what information is needed by decision makers in the UK health and care system, and clarify possible routes to market access.

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03

Jun 2019

On the 5th of April, 2019, NHS Improvement has announced the start of implementation of same day emergency care model, which is a provision of same day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital. Headaches, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, pneumonia, cellulitis, and diabetes are available for the treatment in a framework of same day emergency care model.

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29

May 2019

The report includes all published reimbursement decisions for IVD tests in 2018 in European countries with established frameworks for out-patient reimbursement laboratory tests (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland).

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28

May 2019

The report includes an overview of funding framework and all (as of May 2019) decisions from ultimate payers and decisions makers in England (NHS England, one CCG), Germany (G-BA), Netherlands (Zorginstituut Nederland), Norway (“New Methods” framework) and Switzerland (Federal Office of Public Health). More than 1000 decisions are included.

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28

May 2019

At the end of April of 2019, the NHS England has announced the start of routine commissioning of pioneering brain surgery in two UK hospitals. The highly complex procedure involves inserting a device directly into the brain to stimulate hearing pathways, bypassing the cochlea and auditory nerve that have not developed properly. About 15 children per year would be assessed for auditory brainstem implantation, and about nine would go on to have the surgery, which costs around £60,000 per patient.

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21

May 2019

In April 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published two new interventional procedure guidance for endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula and a pilonidal sinus, and two new MedTech innovation briefings for urine test for detecting bladder cancer in people with symptoms associated with malignancy and imaging software designed to help clinicians to diagnose and stage liver disease.

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17

May 2019

The report summarizes HTA landscape, role of HTA in reimbursement processes in individual countries, provides list of HTAs per country, HTA body and program, per type of technology. In total, 12 countries, 51 organizations and more than 850 reports are included. Sample pages are available for download.

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14

May 2019

Starting April 1, 2019, NHS England opens in a new window, and NHS Improvement comes together to act as a single organization.

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07

May 2019

NHS England is inviting nominations for additions to, and removals from, the high-cost drugs and devices lists for the next national tariff come into effect in April 2020. All submissions must be submitted by May 31, 2019.

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06

May 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of “Med Tech Market Access Academy” (www.a-marketaccess.com), a unique repository of online courses and seminars on European market access for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic tests. Seminars are delivered as pre-recorded webinars and cover general introduction into market access, and country-specific overviews. We are launching the platform with 6 seminars (general introduction into market access, and reimbursement overviews in EU5) and expect to add 4-6 seminars each month.

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06

May 2019

We are happy to announce the start of the first Youtube channel dedicated to market access for medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic tests, and e-health solutions, “Market Access Insider”. In the first season of the program, we will weekly release videos of interviews with decision-makers, researchers, consultants, physicians and patient representatives on the topics of the payment system, health insurance, reimbursement pathways, health technology assessment and others in European countries. The first season will include interviews with experts from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.

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03

May 2019

The 2019/20 national tariff payment system has been published and took on the 1st of April 2019. There have been no substantial changes to the proposed tariff consulted on during January and February 2019. Under the published tariff, blended payment will be the default payment approach for emergency care services.

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Apr 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New diagnostic codes concern circulating tumor DNA profile for the different type of cancers, myriad Prolaris test, PET Scan with florbetapir, etc. and a procedure code for robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2019. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes and an updated list of unacceptable combinations of codes.

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23

Apr 2019

The Academic Health Science Networks in partnership with the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) launched a report of the MedTech landscape aimed at accelerating the entry, adoption, and spread of innovations for the benefit of patients and commercial success.

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16

Apr 2019

The 13 innovations joining the NHS Innovation Accelerator were announced on March 5, 2019, as part of an event to launch the fourth year of this award-winning national accelerator.

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05

Apr 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan announced, on March 7, 2019, that the NHS will ensure that patients with type 1 diabetes will benefit from life changing flash glucose monitors from April 2019. This will end the variation patients in some parts England are facing. The new guidance sets out the criteria for flash glucose monitoring and the maximum amounts CCGs will be reimbursed for the ongoing costs of the flash glucose sensors.

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03

Apr 2019

In early 2019, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed to support HTA in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. The Memorandum of understanding establishes a collaborative approach to the identification and assessment of new health technologies between Health Information and Quality Authority Ireland, Health Technology Assesment Group Ireland, Health Technology Wales, and the Scottish Health Technology Group. These bodies assess and give guidance on health technologies within their national healthcare systems.

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01

Apr 2019

In March 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedure guidance (for Barnett Continent Intestinal Reservoir (modified continent ileostomy) to restore continence after colon and rectum removal and high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic benign thyroid nodules), and three new MedTech innovation briefings (for system for ruling out coronary artery disease in people with symptoms of stable coronary artery disease, medical imaging software tool for kidney stone evaluation, incision management system for closed surgical incisions).

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26

Mar 2019

NHS Digital is launching a pilot to build the process that will enable partner services to connect to NHS login, providing a single way for patients in England to verify their identity and then use the login to access digital health and care services. The five selected partners represent the range of organizations who will connect with NHS login - from large, established organizations to new players in the market. The service will begin its activities in April 2019.

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18

Mar 2019

New material code for voice prosthesis was added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in March 2019.

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28

Feb 2019

In January 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published six new interventional procedure guidance, three medical technologies guidance, and three new MedTech innovation briefings for liver function capacity test, a functional electrical stimulation (FES) integrated cycling system used to start muscle contraction to stimulate trunk and limb muscles in people with spinal cord injury, laser shoe attachment used as a walking aid and is designed to help prevent freezing of gait in people with Parkinson's disease.

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19

Feb 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan, released on 7th of January 2019, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on significant killer conditions and investment in world-class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. Local NHS allocated £570 billion to fund the NHS Long Term Plan.

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12

Feb 2019

On January 31, 2019, NHS England and NHS Improvement launched the statutory consultation on the proposed 2019/20 national tariff. The consultation period ends at midnight, at the end of 21 February 2019.

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08

Feb 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedures, 2-dimensional radiotherapy, revision of anti-reflux operations, etc. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2019. The document also contains a list of textual changes in codes and an updated list of unacceptable combinations of codes.

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05

Feb 2019

In December 2018, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new diagnostic guidance (for tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions in early breast cancer), two new interventional procedure guidance (for transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation for oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults and bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma), and four MedTech innovation briefings.

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01

Feb 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In October/November 2018 new code for bilateral US Doppler vascular limb was added to the CCSD Schedule.

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29

Jan 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In October/November 2018, five new procedure codes for laser correction of refractive error following non-refractive ophthalmic surgery, insertion of urethral catheterization device, injection of botulinum toxin for hyperhidrosis, laparoscopic and robotic-assisted pancreatoduodenectomy have been added to the CCSD Schedule.

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30

Nov 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In October, one new diagnostic code.

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26

Nov 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In October, eight new procedure codes for operations on joints, morcellation of uterine leiomyomas, transurethral water vapour and water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms and transoral surgery have been added to the CCSD Schedule.

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23

Nov 2018

In October, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new interventional procedure guidance for selective internal radiation therapy for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, one updated medical technologies guidance endoluminal stent graft system designed for treating aneurysms and dissections of the thoracic aorta and one new medical technologies guidance for a titanium implant intended for use in people with chronic sacroiliac joint pain and three new medtech innovation briefings for device used for babies and children up to 30 kg who need mechanical ventilation, gammaCore for cluster headache and system that delivers warmed and humidified respiratory gases, including at high-flow rates.

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22

Nov 2018

In partnership with NHS England, NHS Improvement has set out some of the principal proposed changes to the payment system in 2019/20. The proposals include a change of the default way of paying for urgent and emergency care (moving away from episodic prices), recalculated market forces factor values and options for how the tariff might be used to fund the new NHS supply chain organisation.

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19

Nov 2018

In the draft guideline for management of urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse NICE recommended to offer a full range of non-surgical options to women with stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse before any operations.

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16

Nov 2018

MTRC is offering an opportunity to access 2019 market access retainer scheme using the discounted price during November-December 2018. The benefit to our clients of entering into this scheme is the forward planning of market access-related project activities and more effective budget management.

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12

Nov 2018

On the 1st of October of 2018, the Russian Ministry of Health has released the Order № 665n about the extension of the list of transplantation objects with inclusion of hematopoietic stem cells.

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06

Nov 2018

In September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedure guidance for transurethral water jet ablation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and intravesical microwave hyperthermia and chemotherapy for non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer, one medical technologies guidance for neuropad for detecting preclinical diabetic peripheral neuropathy and two new medtech innovation.

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02

Nov 2018

In August, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published four new interventional procedure guidance for leadless cardiac pacemaker implantation for bradyarrhythmias, superior rectal artery embolisation for haemorrhoids, sutureless aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis and transurethral water vapour ablation for benign prostatic hyperplasia, and four new medtech innovation briefings.

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30

Oct 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In July/August new codes for genetic tests, including 18S rRNA gene and sequencing and ELA2 Cyclic Neutropenia Genetic Screen were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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08

Oct 2018

MTRC expands the coverage of EU countries with its core service of reimbursement analysis (procedure coding, payment model, reimbursement tariffs). Work is done by MTRC personnel, supported by local reimbursement experts. Contact us, if you want to learn more.

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04

Oct 2018

The article "Congenital heart defect repair with ADAPT tissue engineered pericardium scaffold: An early-stage health economic model", published in Plos One presented the cost effectiveness of tissue engineered bovine tissue pericardium scaffold (CardioCel) for the repair of congenital heart defects in comparison with surgery using xenogeneic, autologous, and synthetic patches over a 40-year time horizon from the perspective of the UK National Health Service.

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26

Sep 2018

In the second half of July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published five new Interventional Procedure Guidance for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing, fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing, superior capsular augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears, transaxial interbody lumbosacral fusion for severe chronic low back pain and two new Medtech Innovation Briefings for remote ECG interpretation consultancy services for cardiovascular disease and mechanical thrombectomy devices for acute ischaemic stroke.

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10

Sep 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In July new codes for aminoglycoside induced deafness testing, Intra-Operative PTH profile, cytokine panels and lymphocyte immunophenotyping, streptococcus pneumoniae by PCR, OCT for cardiology, contract-enhanced ultrasound and faecal immunochemistry test were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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09

Sep 2018

MTRC performs the analysis using administrative databases. Reporting of procedure volume is done according to the established procedural classifications (e.g., OPCS in England, OPS in Germany). Data are available for Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland. In other countries, it might be possible to obtain data from patient registries or clinical societies.

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07

Sep 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In July new codes for percutaneous paravalvular leak closure, endoscopic vacuum therapy for colorectal anastomotic leakage and phonomicrosurgery for vocal cord lesions, nodules, polyps, or cysts were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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03

Sep 2018

A national ‘pause’ has been announced in the use of surgical mesh/tape to treat stress urinary incontinence and for urogynaecological prolapse where the mesh is inserted through the vaginal wall. A Mesh Pause Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) was established. Further recommendations and CAG guidance on implementation of the pause has been published.

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Aug 2018

In the first half of July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new Diagnostics Guidance for biomarker tests to help diagnose preterm labour in women with intact membranesand one new medtech innovation briefing for airglove air warming system for venous access.

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27

Aug 2018

This guide offers useful guidance on emergency patient flow to identify a large cohort of patients who can safely be treated on the same day, reducing admissions and improving the patient experience.

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24

Aug 2018

In the second half of June, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedure guidance for laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for internal rectal prolapse and MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor, and two new medtech innovation briefings for negative pressure wound therapy for closed surgical incision wounds and ocular response analyzer to measure corneal hysteresis.

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21

Aug 2018

A national ‘pause’ has been announced in the use of surgical mesh/tape to treat stress urinary incontinence and for urogynaecological prolapse where the mesh is inserted through the vaginal wall. This pause takes the form of a high vigilance restriction, and all cases should be postponed immediately if it is clinically safe to do so.

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16

Aug 2018

Hundreds of patients each year will benefit from fourteen new innovative treatments that will now be routinely available. These treatments include several devices and procedures: keraprosthesis for corneal blindness, left atrial appendage occlusion, selective dorsal rhizotomy and total pancreatectomy with islet transplantation for chronic pancreatitis.

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10

Aug 2018

An article “An early analysis of cost-utility of baroreflex activation therapy in advanced chronic heart failure in Germany” was published in the BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. The study concluded that Baroreflex activation therapy (BAT) using the Barostim neo™ device (CVRx Inc., Minneapolis, MN, USA) compared with optimized medical management in patients with advanced chronic heart failure (NYHA class III) who were not eligible for treatment with cardiac resynchronization therapy, can be cost-effective from a statutory health insurance perspective in Germany over a lifetime horizon. The ICER was €27,951/QALY (95% CI €21,357–82,970).

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07

Aug 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In June, new codes for genetic testing,including single gene tests and gene panel tests, next generation sequence and molecular profiling tests were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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01

Aug 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In June, new codes for laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, robotic assisted total knee replacement, abdominal (mesenteric) and limb angiogram were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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31

Jul 2018

Minister of Health announced that it is planned to re-equip 609 vascular surgery centers. In parallel, about 30 departments will be upgraded to the level of the regional vascular centers, which will increase their capacity. Ministry plans that these efforts will help to double number of primary coronary interventions in acute coronary syndrome in Russia.

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Jul 2018

In the first half of June, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new interventional procedure guidance for Intranasal phototherapy for allergic rhinitis and one new medtech innovation briefing for lung volume analysis in emphysema.

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11

Jul 2018

In the second half of May, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedure guidance for low-level laser therapy for preventing or treating oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy or chemotherapy and endoscopic bipolar radiofrequency ablation for treating biliary obstruction caused by cancer.

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02

Jul 2018

Russian Ministry of Health approved the Order #260, which introduces a national program for modernization of equipment of pediatric ambulatory clinics and out-patient department of pediatric hospitals in 2018-2020 years. The budget of the program is 411 mln euros.

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25

Jun 2018

MTRC has developed reimbursement overviews for 14 EU countries. Overviews cover stakeholders, money flow, payment model, DRG system, innovation funding, coverage with evidence development, the role of health technology assessment, funding frameworks and reimbursement pathways. Reports are delivered in PowerPoint. Video explanations are available as well.

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25

Jun 2018

NHS England will fast track clinical trials and improve access for patients. As a result, patients will benefit from quicker access to clinical trials and the NHS will become a more attractive place to undertake research.

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08

Jun 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In April new codes for continuous glucose monitoring, vestibular and quantitative sensory testing were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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06

Jun 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In April new codes for therapeutic arthroscopic operation of temporomandibular joint, pelvic angiogram and diagnostic small-bore needle arthroscopy were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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04

Jun 2018

Report includes analysis for the following procedures: radiofrequency ablation, endoscopic plication and suturing, injection of bulking agents and endoscopic augmentation of the lower esophageal sphincter using hydrogel implants. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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04

Jun 2018

Report includes analysis for the following procedures: surgical clipping, endovascular placement of a flow diversion device, endovascular coiling and stent-assisted coiling. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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01

Jun 2018

European Med Tech and IVD Reimbursement Consulting Ltd. released a report, which identifies and provides an overview of the innovative payment schemes for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic tests in European countries. The report was supported by the grant from the Med Tech Europe. Access the full version of the report at our web-site.

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May 2018

In the first half of May, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new interventional procedure guidance for percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty for fetal critical aortic stenosis and three new medtech innovation briefings for patient position monitoring system for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery, 3D/QFR imaging software to assess coronary fractional flow reserve non-invasively and point-of-care tests for diagnosing group A beta-haemolytic streptococcus (strep A) throat infection.

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21

May 2018

NHS Digital has published experimental statistics on patients that have had a procedure for urogynaecological prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, tape or their equivalents have been used

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18

May 2018

In the second half of April, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one diagnostic guidance on adjunctive colposcopy technologies for assessing suspected cervical abnormalities, four Interventional Procedure Guidance for robot-assisted kidney transplant, nerve transfer to partially restore upper limb function in tetraplegia, prostate artery embolisation for lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and microinvasive subconjunctival insertion of a trans-scleral gelatin stent for primary open-angle glaucoma, and two new MedTech Innovation Briefings for sleep mask for diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular oedema and disinfecting cap for needleless connectors.

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17

May 2018

The cardiothoracic surgery report from the 'Getting It Right First Time' (GIRFT) programme sets out twenty recommendations to improve the way cardiothoracic surgical services are organised and delivered in England.

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08

May 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In March one new code for non-invasive nasal airway remodelling was added to the CCSD Schedule.

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Apr 2018

In April 2018, Oleg Borisenko with support from the MTRC launched an international stipend and mentoring program. The objective of the program is to support medical students in developing countries with achieving maximum results in a medical profession. For the first round of the program (six months until Oct 2018), three students were selected. The program includes a stipend, bi-weekly meetings on different subjects (goal setting, evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, medical experiment, marketing, publication standards and others) and a personal mentoring of Oleg Borisenko.

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25

Apr 2018

In the first half of April, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new medtech innovation briefing for device that usesroutinely available datasets to help identify people who are at high risk of developing colorectal cancer.

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19

Apr 2018

The CEO of MTRC co-authored the article "Cost–utility analysis of bariatric surgery", published in the leading European surgical journal, British Journal of Surgery. Analysis indicated that currently used surgical methods in England were found to be cost saving over the lifetime of individuals treated in England.

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13

Apr 2018

NHS England has announced the selected technology for the central funding to accelerate access within NHS. These technologies include HeartFlow, Plus Sutures, Endocuff Vision and SecurAcath. This is the second year selection of the technology for the fast track innovation payment scheme in England.

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12

Apr 2018

In the second half of March, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new medical technologies guidance for a portable digital system for managing chest drains.

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30

Mar 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In February new codes for genetic tests and immunological tests for infections were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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29

Mar 2018

The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare, including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions.

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26

Mar 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In February new codes for preparation and delivery of radiotherapy, knee resurfacing arthroplasty, balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube and MRI-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) thalamotomy for essential tremor were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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22

Mar 2018

In the first half of March, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new Interventional Procedures Guidance (laparoscopic mesh pectopexy for apical prolapse of the uterus or vagina and mosaicplasty for symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee) and one new Technology appraisal guidance for autologous chondrocyte implantation using chondrosphere for treating symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee.

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05

Mar 2018

In the second half of February, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedures guidance (unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson’s disease and supraciliary microstent insertion with phacoemulsification for primary open-angle glaucoma) and one Medical technologies guidance for transanal irrigation system for managing bowel dysfunction.

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28

Feb 2018

This report calls for new approaches to scalling tried and tested health care innovations. It highlights the need to create the right conditions to spread this successfully across the NHS.

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26

Feb 2018

In the first half of February, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new Medtech innovation briefings for a compression bandage for venous leg ulcers and insertable cardiac monitor for detecting suspected asymptomatic atrial fibrillation after cryptogenic stroke, one new interventional procedures guidance (aortic valve reconstruction with a new valve made from chemically treated cow pericardium) and one Medical technologies guidance for Memokath-051 stent for ureteric obstruction.

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15

Feb 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In January new codes for Anti C1Q antibodies, soluble CD25, umbilical Cord Ph Level and several genetic tests were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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12

Feb 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In January new codes for robotic assisted laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, ligation of the intersphincteric fistula tract and eminectomy of temporomandibular joint were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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08

Feb 2018

In the second half of January, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new Medtech innovation briefings for an amniotic membrane allograft for treating chronic wounds and minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolitholapaxy medium to remove kidney stones, and one new Clinical Guideline for assessment and management of oesophago-gastric cancer in adults.

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29

Jan 2018

The rules describe types of telemedicine systems used, type of care to be eligible for telemedicine services, interaction of medical personnel using telemedicine systems, approach for remote monitoring of condition of patient, and approach for documenting and storing information obtained using telemedicine technologies.

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Jan 2018

In the first half of January, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published five new Medtech innovation briefings for in vitro diagnostic test for determining breast cancer subtypes, point-of-care creatinine tests before contrast-enhanced imaging, plasma EGFR mutation tests for adults with locally advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, smartphone otoscope and sequencing panel for solid tumour cancers in children .

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19

Jan 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In November new codes for allergy diagnostics, diagnostic profiles for certain diseases and detection of antibodies against Chlamydia were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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17

Jan 2018

Article “Cost-effectiveness analysis of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity in Belgium” published in the “Journal of Medical Economics” provides insights about economic outcomes of bariatric surgery in Belgium using Markov modeling. Over the 10-year horizon, bariatric surgery led to a cost increment of €3,788 and 1.4 additional QALY (€2,809/QALY) compared with optimal medical management. Over lifetime horizon, surgery led to 1.1 life years and 5.0 QALY gains and €9,332/patient average cost savings.

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16

Jan 2018

The program will cover the period of 2018-2025 and will focus on improvement of provision of health care services, introduction of innovations and other aspects of health care system. Overall budget of the program is 4.7 bln. euros. The program can create a window of opportunity for financing of innovative equipment and devices in Russia.

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Jan 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In November new codes for reconstruction of breast, open adnexectomy, transoral laser microsurgery and surgical correction of hallux valgus were added to the CCSD Schedule.

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Dec 2017

A wireless sensor that better detects signs of sepsis in hospital patients, an app to help pregnant women monitor hypertension, and another that directs patients with minor injuries to treatment units with the shortest queues, are among the latest devices and technologies selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

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Dec 2017

NICE recommends new tests to help diagnose asthma and a change in how medicines are offered.

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19

Dec 2017

In the second half of November, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedures guidance (for hypoglossal nerve stimulation for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnoea and processed nerve allografts to repair peripheral nerve discontinuities).

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04

Dec 2017

CEO of the MTRC, Dr. Oleg Borisenko will attend the "MedTech Access Leaders Forum" 5-7 of December in Berlin. Please, write to info@mtrconsult.com if you would be interested to arrange a meeting to discuss your market access needs in Europe. 

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28

Nov 2017

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector to fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes using innovative digital products.

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23

Nov 2017

We have developed a one-day training in market access for IVD companies, covering essential areas of reimbursement, funding, health technology assessment, the role of clinical and economic evidence, stakeholder engagement. The seminar is based on the in-house expertise and extensive interview program with laboratory experts. During the course, both general aspects of market access and specific pathways for IVD tests in 12 European countries are reviewed. CEO Oleg Borisenko performs seminar on the client’s facility.

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23

Nov 2017

In the first half of November, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new interventional procedures guidance (for total distal radioulnar joint replacement in symptomatic joint instability or arthritis and extracranial to intracranial bypass in intracranial atherosclerosis), one new diagnostics guidance for tests to identify people at high risk of ovarian cancer and four new Medtech innovation briefings.

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21

Nov 2017

The Nomenclature is used to code all health care interventions in public sector. It is a foundation for payment using Russian diagnosis-related groups. Nomenclature will come into force 1st of January 2018.

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16

Nov 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New codes were added for trans-oral robotic surgery and joint replacement surgery.

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13

Nov 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New codes were added for nitrogen washout test for lung capacity and fractional flow reserve CT measurement.

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07

Nov 2017

The article "Alfapump® system vs. large volume paracentesis for refractory ascites: A multicenter randomized controlled study" published in the Journal of Hepatology provides valuable insights into efficacy, safety and cost outcomes of the innovative method for managing refractory ascites.

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07

Nov 2017

In the second half of October, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new clinical guidelines (for cataracts in adults and cystic fibrosis), and published two new Medtech innovation briefings for radiation dose monitoring software for medical imaging with ionising radiation and Promonitor for monitoring response to biologics in rheumatoid arthritis.

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31

Oct 2017

The article "Patient Characteristics, Procedural and Safety Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery in England: a Retrospective Cohort Study—2006–2012" published in Obesity Surgery reviews the UK experience with bariatric surgery.

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Oct 2017

In the first half of October, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one new Technology appraisal guidance (for autologous chondrocyte implantation for treating symptomatic articular cartilage defects of the knee) and four new Medtech innovation briefings for PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology for maintaining chest tube patency, Mepilex Border dressings for preventing pressure ulcers, Thora-3Di for assessing asthma in children and Memokath-028, 044 and 045 stents for urethral obstruction.

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19

Oct 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New codes were added for ophthalmology, skin surgery, treatment of anal fistula.

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18

Oct 2017

In the second two weeks of September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published 2 new and 3 updated clinical, four new Interventional Procedures Guidance (for intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure caused by high spinal cord injuries and motor neurone disease, ab externo canaloplasty for primary open-angle glaucoma, high-intensity focused ultrasound for symptomatic breast fibroadenoma), and 3 Medtech innovation briefings (Farco-fill Protect, Caris Molecular Intelligence for guiding cancer treatment and Aptiva for painful diabetic neuropathy).

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13

Oct 2017

SIRT is not routinely commissioned in England. In 2013 NHS England commissioned an evaluation of SIRT for colorectal liver metastases and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma within registry in England, complemented by systematic literature review and de novo economic analysis (Commissioning Through Evaluation). In July 2017, NICE prepared a final report for NHS England, which was made public on 12th of October 2017.

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27

Sep 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New diagnostic codes cover different indications and analytical methods.

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20

Sep 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New codes were added for glaucoma surgery, myringoplasty and transforaminal epidural interventions.

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20

Sep 2017

CEO of the MTRC, Dr. Oleg Borisenko will be present at the 2nd Annual Medical Devices Sales and Marketing Conference, 28-29 of September in Cologne, Germany. Please, contact us at info@mtrconsult.com if you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs with reimbursement and market access in Europe.

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19

Sep 2017

NHS Improvement together with providers of pathology (laboratory) services in England determined ways to integrate laboratory services to increase efficiency and reduce cost. The final proposal includes integration of pathology services of 105 English hospitals into 29 pathology networks, which would save NHS up to £200m annually.

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15

Sep 2017

Joint Orders of Ministry of Industry and Trade and Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology issued a number of standards outlining technical requirements for organizing of state procurement of a number of medical devices, including ventricular assist devices, implantable neurostimulators, means of protection of medical personnel from radiation, and pacemakers.

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14

Sep 2017

In the first two weeks of September, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one new (for diagnosis and management of endometriosis) and updated two clinical guidelines (for psoriasis and fertility problems). No health technology assessments were published.

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Sep 2017

In the second two weeks of August, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published three new Interventional Procedures Guidance for liposuction for chronic lymphoedema, radiofrequency treatment for haemorrhoids, biodegradable spacer insertion to reduce rectal toxicity during radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

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Aug 2017

Decree #968 introduced a number of additional products for which procurement will be limited to Russian-made products only. The List includes devices for blood transfusion, containers for storage and transport of blood, consumables for mechanical lung ventilation, consumables for plasmapheresis, consumables for cardiopulmonary bypass, urine, and fecal collectors.

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Aug 2017

In the first two weeks of August, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published three new Medtech Innovation Briefings for Biopatch for venous or arterial catheter sites, Urethrotech UCD for difficult or failed catheterization and VEST external stent for coronary artery bypass grafts.

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Aug 2017

Since April 2016, procurement of a number of devices, which are reimbursed on top of HRG in England via High Cost Device List, was transferred from local level to the national level under NHS Supply Chain. NHS Supply Chain released a new set of questions and answers to the most common questions from the providers. The document provides substantial insights into specifics of the procurement process.

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22

Aug 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New codes were added for video-assisted anal fistula treatment, infracoccygeal sacropexy using mesh to repair uterine and vaginal vault prolapse.

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Aug 2017

In the second two weeks of July, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one new (FebriDx for C-reactive protein and Myxovirus resistance protein A testing in primary care) and 3 updated Medtech Innovation Briefings, new Diagnostics Guidance for quantitative faecal immunochemical tests to guide referral for colorectal cancer in primary care and three new Interventional Procedures Guidance for laparoscopic insertion of a magnetic titanium ring for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, transcatheter aortic valve implantation for aortic stenosis and hysteroscopic sterilisation by insertion of intrafallopian implants.

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10

Aug 2017

The package will allow small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test new technologies in the NHS. This could include innovations such as digital technologies to help patients manage their conditions from home instead of a hospital, or to develop new medicines. Access to this funding will also speed up the time it takes to get new technologies from the lab to patients in the NHS.

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08

Aug 2017

In total, 10 organizations were added to the list of 42 organizations, which can perform translation of organs. In addition, list of organizations, which perform extraction of organs for transplantation, was also updated.

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04

Aug 2017

The List determines devices (generic lines), which can be procured for provision of care within Program of State Guarantees in Health Care. Number of surgical implants, orthopedic implants, hemostatic materials, glue for surgical wounds, connector for spine drain, penile prosthesis, plates for facial surgery, surgical mesh, peritoneal catheter were added to the List.

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03

Aug 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. Several codes were added to both procedural and diagnostic Schedules, including procedures for treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis, robotic procedure, insertion of wireless pacemaker.

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01

Aug 2017

The report aims on measuring baseline incidence and cost of inpatient falls prior to launch of falls improvement initiative of nineteen trusts for 2017/2018 financial year.

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Jul 2017

In the first two weeks of July, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published four Medtech Innovation Briefings (Nasal Alar SpO2 sensor for monitoring oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry, Arctic Sun 5000 for therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, L-Dex U400 for lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment, FreeStyle Libre for glucose monitoring), new clinical guideline for Parkinson’s disease in adults, and updated diagnostic guidance for a new generation cardiac CT scanners.

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19

Jul 2017

Researchers evaluated care process, access, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes in 11 countries on the basis of published health care statistics for 72 indicators. The best overall performers among European countries were the UK (ranked 1st), the Netherlands (3rd), Norway (4th), Sweden and Switzerland (6th). Germany (8th) and France (10th) were low in the ranking.

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13

Jul 2017

Current version of the DRG manual for hospital and day case care was approved in December 2016 by the Russian Federal Fund for Mandatory Medical Insurance (FFOMS). Since then, FFOMS has issued two updates of the DRG manual, mainly focused on use of organizational coefficients for DRGs in oncology, criteria for DRG for infections of upper respiratory tracts, change of definitions of frostbite.

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Jun 2017

The Head of NHS England has announced recently, that England will start a pilot of much deeper integrated care in 9 areas, covering about 7 million people. Integration will tighten up the links between hospital, GP and social care. Integration will be organized in the form of so-called "accountable care systems".

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Jun 2017

In last two weeks of June, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published one Medtech Innovation Briefing (RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease), four new interventional procedures guidance for vaginal vault prolapse and uterine prolapse and one new diagnostics guidance for multiple frequency bioimpedance devices to guide fluid management in people with chronic kidney disease having dialysis.

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26

Jun 2017

NHS Innovation Accelerator has initiated process of collection of applications for English innovation funding scheme. Selected devices and technologies will receive add-on reimbursement from NHS England for the period of 3 years. Applications will be accepted until 26th of July 2017.

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22

Jun 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. Several codes were added to both procedural and diagnostic Schedules, including procedures on spine and endoscopy procedure.

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21

Jun 2017

In first two weeks of June National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published two Medtech Innovation Briefings (Neo Pedicle Screw System for spinal fusion surgery and device for securing cerebrospinal fluid drainage catheters) and updated two clinical guidelines for head injury and spondyloarthritis in adults.

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Jun 2017

NHS England has announced expansion of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme to cover another 25% of the population (Wave 2) in addition to the program, which has already covered about 50% of the population (Wave 1) and which was started last year. NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is the program in England, which connects existing elements of health care system focused on prevention of diabetes and additional element of behavioral intervention for nondiabetic hyperglycaemia into a comprehensive program aimed on prevention of diabetes type II.

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14

Jun 2017

NCP is a program of centralized procurement of commonly used simple devices in the NHS in England. NHS Supply Chain makes procurement on behalf of all trusts and makes limited number of products available in its catalogue for order by individual trusts. The first products for centralized contracting in 2017 are couch rolls and blunt-fill syringes.

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09

Jun 2017

Eleven national population screening programmes are implemented in the NHS on the advice of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), which makes independent, evidence-based recommendations to ministers in the 4 UK countries. The Screening Quality Assurance Service ensures programmes are safe and effective by checking that national standards are met. Changes in 2017 are related to KPIs for bowel, breast, and cervical cancer screening.

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05

Jun 2017

In second two weeks of May, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published two Medtech Innovation Briefings (collagen paste for anal fistulae and portable pulse‑echo ultrasound device to assist diagnosis of osteoporosis) one Interventional Procedure Guidance for endoscopic full thickness removal of non-lifting colonic polyps.

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05

Jun 2017

MTRC has developed a comprehensive introductory course in European market access. Course has duration between few hours and one day and takes place on your site. Topics include payment mechanisms, reimbursement pathways, role of HTA, economic argumentation and others. The cost is 5,000 euros irrespective of number of participants and duration of the course.

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01

Jun 2017

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s Scientific Advice service is launching an online tool to help developers of medical devices and diagnostics understand and generate the evidence needed to show their products are clinically and cost effective. This will help companies prepare for a dialogue with health technology assessment organisations and payers and potentially speed up time to market.

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May 2017

Russian Government has approved draft legislation about telemedicine in the country. It covers number of elements including united information system in health care, exchange of information about stakeholders in health care, ability to perform teleconsultation, remote monitoring and to issue electronic prescriptions.

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May 2017

In first two weeks of May NICE has published one Diagnostic Guidance, two Medtech Innovation Briefings, one Interventional Procedure Guidance, and has updated three Clinical Guidelines.

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12

May 2017

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. Several codes were added to both procedural and diagnostic Schedules, including multi-panel companion diagnostic test for cancer.

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10

May 2017

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities with stenting using bare metal and drug-eluting stents for peripheral arterial disease in England, France and Germany. Procedure is reimbursed via combination of diagnosis-related group (DRG) and add-on reimbursement in England and France and solely via DRG in Germany.

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04

May 2017

Check out reimbursement summary for the most established transcatheter mitral valve repair procedure in England, France and Germany. Reimbursement is established in Germany and France (for one indication). It is in process to be established in England and in France (for other indications).

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03

May 2017

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK issued one Interventional Procedure Guidance, one Med Tech Innovation Briefing and updated two of Clinical Guidelines in April 2017.

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01

May 2017

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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Apr 2017

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK issued two Interventional Procedure Guidance, one Medical Technology Guidance, five Med Tech Innovation Briefings and updated number of Clinical Guidelines in March 2017.

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Apr 2017

The procedure will be included into Prescribed Specialized Services. About 8000 patients can benefit from the treatment annually. Other stroke treatments are commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups.

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04

Apr 2017

NICE in the UK has released a consultation document in relation to the TAVI procedure (Interventional Procedure Guidance). Publication of the final guidance, which will replace the guidance from the 2012, is expected in July 2017.

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Mar 2017

NHS England has confirmed number of steps, included into the Cancer Strategy Implementation Plan: investment of 94 million pounds into linear accelerators and building up 10 new Rapid Diagnostic and Assessment Centres.

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Mar 2017

From 1st of April 2017 bariatric surgery will be fully transferred for commissioning by Clinical Commissioning Groups from national payer, the NHS England. English physicians are concerned that provision of surgery will face restrictions by local payers.

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