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Jul 2024

New procedure codes in Finland from August 2024

On July 9, 2024, the updated Finnish classification of procedures (THL) was published to come into force on August 1, 2024. Forty-three new procedure codes were implemented concerning diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, neurovascular, radiology, and other fields.
Jul 2024

Bi-weekly snapshot of market access and HEOR project work at MTRC

Our goal at MTRC is to inform the decision-making of our clients and to support their market access activities. Below is a snapshot of our planned activities for the next two weeks. This can help our existing and prospective clients to better understand the potential scope of our support. From the week of 29th of July, we are planning to work on 21 projects. Review the full list of planned activities in this post.
Jul 2024

New med tech-related decision support documents published in Austria

On July 15, 2024, the Austrian Institute for HTA (AIHTA) published three decision support documents that provide recommendations regarding the inclusion of new medical interventions in the catalog of individual medical services (MEL) for reimbursement, as well as two updates to previous decision support documents. The decisions relate to cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, interventional radiology, neuromodulation, and endocrine technology groups.
Jul 2024

The G-BA Innovation Committee recommends transfer to standard care for another three completed projects in Germany

In late June – mid-July 2024, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) published the decisions recommending the transfer to standard care for another three completed projects. The projects were dedicated to the topics of care concept for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa), the use of webcams in neonatal intensive care units, and improving the pharmacovigilance of innovative therapies.
Jul 2024

The 2025 DRG (LKF) model announced in Austria

On June 26, 2024, the document "Changes and innovations in the 2025 LKF model" (Änderungen und Neuerungen in den LKF-Modellen 2025) was published. The document summarizes the most significant changes and innovations in the LKF model for inpatient and outpatient care. The newly added procedure codes mainly concern e-health, interventional radiology, pulmonary and airways, and surgical procedures fields.
Jul 2024

The revised EBM catalog for the third quarter of 2024 published in Germany

On July 2, 2024, the revised EBM (German Uniform Evaluation Standard) catalog for the third quarter of 2024 was published. The changes introduced mainly concern updating the content of several EBM sections with the respective comments and/or clarifications and introducing the new EBM codes for several companion diagnostics tests, for follow-up and evaluation of the “Kranus Lutera” health app, and for the services provided within the co-funded study on bronchoscopic lung volume reduction in severe pulmonary emphysema using thermal ablation (rp-RL BTVA).