News and blog posts

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Jul 2021

In June 2021, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in England released six MedTech-related reports in its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Journal, which concerned tibial nerve stimulation for urinary incontinence treatment, imaging in ophthalmology, in-vitro diagnostics, and eHealth. HTA Journal publishes research reports on the effectiveness, costs, and broader impact of health technologies for those who use, manage, and provide care in the NHS, and informs National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance. Read more

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Jul 2021

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices and medical aids from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies (CNEDiMTS) in June 2021. Recommendations concern cardiovascular and peripheral vascular devices, orthopedic devices, liquid for embolization, and medical aids. Read more

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Jul 2021

In early July 2021, the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsdatastyrelsen) has opened the application period for 2023 DRG grouping logic changes. The deadline for the submission of the applications is January 6, 2022. Read more

13

Jul 2021

On July 01, 2021, NHSX launched a new Digital Health Partnership Award. It will help NHS organizations receive funding to accelerate the adoption of digital health products and services to monitor patients with long-term conditions remotely. The deadline for applications is July 31, 2021. Read more

12

Jul 2021

On July 27, 2021, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (ZIN) will start accepting project idea applications for round 6 of the Promising Care subsidy scheme. The application form for project ideas and the explanation of the application form are available for applicants. Read more

12

Jul 2021

MTRC released an update of the syndicated report on reimbursement decisions for IVD tests in 5 EU countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland). The updated report covers 3-year period of 2018-2020. Broader coverage gives a better understanding of the activity of the reimbursement organizations. Read more

09

Jul 2021

In June 2021, twelve clinical guidelines were released in Russia: perforated ulcer, bronchial asthma, multiple pregnancy, and others. Furthermore, the orders on the approval of the several standards of medical care entered into force, including standards for the provision of medical care for adults with ischemic heart disease, atrial fibrillation and flutter, and pulmonary hypertension, including chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Read more

08

Jul 2021

On June 19, 2021, two more health apps were introduced in the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) and thus became reimbursable. These apps can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers. In total, seventeen health apps are now available at the DiGA Directory. Read more

07

Jul 2021

In mid-June 2021, 38 new tests, including five COVID-19 antigen tests, were added to the Laboratory Test Nomenclature (Laboratoriotutkimusnimikkeistö) in Finland. Read more

06

Jul 2021

In June 2021, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new Interventional Procedure Guidance (laser lithotripsy for difficult-to-treat bile duct stones and percutaneous insertion of a closure device to repair a paravalvular leak around a replaced mitral or aortic valve), one new Medical Technologies Guidance (Plus Sutures for preventing surgical site infection), and four new Medtech Innovation Briefings (RapidAI for analyzing CT/MRI brain scans, WoundExpress, Magtrace and Sentimag, and SYNE-COV). Also, four clinical guidelines were updated, and two new published. Read more

05

Jul 2021

On July 1, 2021, the updated version of the Swiss Services Ordinance (KLV/OPre) came into force. The changes concern the List of explicitly evaluated services (Annex 1 of KLV/OPre), the List of medical aids (Annex 2 of KLV/OPre), and the List of Analyses (Annex 3 of KLV/OPre). Read more

02

Jul 2021

On June 22, 2021, NHS England released 2019/20 National Cost Collection Data, which is a nationally mandated collection of cost data from secondary care and tertiary care providers that are delivering services in the NHS. The 2019/20 cost data is submitted by 208 NHS providers and gives the most comprehensive insight into how the sector spent £72.6 billion delivering healthcare to patients. Read more