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Ventricular assist device

Jul 2023

Rapid HTAs of nine medical devices released in Tuscany

The HTA body of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare issues three types of documents: full HTA reports, rapid HTA reports, and motivational forms. With regional decree 13989 of June 29, 2023, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of nine medical devices in the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, diagnostic imaging areas, and surgical procedures.
Feb 2022

HTA on temporary percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices released in Spain

In January 2022, the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA) released an HTA report aiming to assess and compare the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of the mechanical circulatory support devices most used in the healthcare setting for the treatment and prevention of cardiogenic shock, including Impella® devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Jun 2018

MTRC has released European reimbursement report for use of ventricular assist devices in 11 EU countries

The report includes all types of the ventricular assist devices: intra-, para- and extra-corporeal. Openly and percutaneously placed devices are considered. Bridge-to-decision, bridge-to-transplant and destination therapy indications are considered. 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.
Jan 2018

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) published new set of decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in December

In December, HAS published a set of decisions about add-on reimbursement of medical devices that were evaluated by the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS). These decisions concern respiratory prostheses for total laryngectomy, mandibular advancement devices, some cardiovascular devices (transcutaneous bioprosthetic aortic heart valve, ventricular assist device, etc.) and other devices.
Aug 2017

Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AVALIA-T) released four Med Tech-related health technology assessments in the first half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AVALIA-T) published 4 HTAs for medical technologies and procedures including Impella ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock, microwave ablation for tumors of the liver, microsurgery in limb lymphedema and intravitreal injections. Read high-level conclusions from these assessments.
Jul 2017

Can incremental benefits of next-generation devices be recognized by reimbursement authorities? HeartMate 3 VAD is on the way to get add-on reimbursement in France

Recently, CNEDiMTS at HAS issued positive recommendation for inclusion of HeartMate 3 ventricular assist device into add-on reimbursement catalogue (LPPR title III). No added value was established vs earlier version of device (HeartMate II), despite better safety profile demonstrated in the randomized controlled trial.