News and blog posts

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Apr 2018

Eight reimbursement reports with the total size of 882 pages cover the most common radiotherapy modalities including brachytherapy, 3D conformal radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), image-guided radiotherapy, proton therapy. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 12 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Read more

10

Apr 2018

New material codes for Ventricular Assist Device and Aortic Endoprotheses were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in April 2018. Read more

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Apr 2018

In April 2018, Danish Health Authority published 163 new codes for the Health Care Classification System, including five diagnosis codes, 34 surgical and 29 medical procedure codes. These codes are used to classify procedures in Danish DRG system. Read more

06

Apr 2018

On the 22nd of March, 2018, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialtyrelsen) has published a preliminary version of National guidelines for endometriosis care. Socialtyrelsen is opened for comments and suggestions until the 31st of May, 2018. Read more

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Apr 2018

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has published two calls for tenders in the Official Journal of the European Union to select evaluator for two coverage with evidence development studies for pulmonary artery pressure measurement and monitoring using an implanted sensor to optimize therapy in NYHA class III heart failure and allogeneic stem cell transplantation for front-line treatment of multiple myeloma. Read more

04

Apr 2018

At the beginning of 2018, IACS, Institute of Health Sciences in Aragon Autonomous Community, has released a clinical practice guideline on the detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease. Read more

03

Apr 2018

At the end of January, 2018, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialtyrelsen) has published updated Guidelines for management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The few recommendations on drug treatment and management of COPD were updated. Read more

02

Apr 2018

In January 2018, the Spanish Network of Technology and Services Evaluation Agencies of the National Health System (REDETS), together with the Basque regional government, has published a health technology assessment report on high intensity focused ultrasound in Tremor Essential, developed by the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment. Read more

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Mar 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In February new codes for genetic tests and immunological tests for infections were added to the CCSD Schedule. Read more

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Mar 2018

The NHS has selected 138 entrepreneurs to design and deliver new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare, including sickle cell disease and allergic reactions. Read more

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Mar 2018

The Dutch Healthcare Authority (Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit) has published a draft version of the DBC package for specialist medical care for 2019 (RZ19a). Read more

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Mar 2018

The background for updating the National Clinical Guideline for Treatment of Brain Metastases is that local treatment (stereotactic radiation therapy) has gained more space in the treatment of brain metastases. Read more