News and blog posts

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Apr 2017

KCE issued a report, in which it reviewed provision of day surgery in Belgium, incentives for provision of day surgery in France and England and developed recommendations for incentive policy for day surgery in Belgium to policy-makers. Read more

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Apr 2017

The procedure can be coded in Austria, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland, so payment mechanism is in place, even with an inadequate tariff in some countries. In countries where the procedure is not coded, it cannot be reimbursed. Despite available reimbursement mechanism, funding has not been established yet in majority of geographies. Read more

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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. Read more

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Apr 2017

In Belgium, number of procedures and devices can only be reimbursed for the hospitals, that meet certain requirements. INAMI has released a new lists of hospitals eligible for reimbursement for a number of procedures and devices in cardiovascular, neuromodulation, urology and orthopedics areas. Read more

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Apr 2017

SwissDRG has released the application form for suggestions for DRG change in 2017. Applications will be collected between 29th of May and 10th of July 2017. Approved changes will be implemented in 2019. Read more

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Apr 2017

Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE) has issued report about organizational framework and evidence base for major trauma. Analysis is focused on Belgium, although organizational systems in England, Germany and the Netherlands were reviewed as well. Read more

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Apr 2017

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) has released report about evaluation of cardiac defibrillation probes and proposed updated nomenclature. Read more

18

Apr 2017

Danish Health Data Protection Agency (Sundhedsdatastyrelsen) calls for submission of the proposals for the change of DRG system with the deadline of the 1st of November 2017. Changes will be considered for implementation from 1st of January 2019. Read more

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Apr 2017

Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center issued information about ongoing and planned health technology assessments of medical technologies and IVD tests. They include external cardiac defibrillators, bariatric surgery, OncoType for breast cancer, peripheral drug eluting balloons and others. Read more

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Apr 2017

Report found that Sweden has high regional variability in provision of cardiovascular procedures (PCI and CABG), but low to moderate variability in provision of orthopedic and obstetrics procedures compared with selected OECD countries. Read more

13

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. Read more

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Apr 2017

Reports presents summary of the reimbursement situation in Europe for all developed or currently under development minimally invasive (transapical approach via mini-thoracotomy) and transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement procedures for mitral regurgitation. Read more