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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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Use of a stent retriever to treat vasospasm of cerebral arteries after subarachnoid hemorrhage is being evaluated for early benefit assessment in Germany

On January 20, 2022, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has initiated an evaluation procedure for early benefit assessment for the use of a stent retriever (pRELAX by femtos) to treat vasospasm of cerebral arteries after subarachnoid hemorrhage.

This evaluation is a consequence of the application by a hospital for Innovation Funding (NUB), a short-term, intermediate reimbursement for new and innovative technologies in Germany.

On December 13, 2021, the G-BA commissioned the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) to develop the assessment of the abovementioned method within the framework of the early benefit assessment in accordance with § 137h SGB V.

The full details in German can be found here and here.

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