News and blog posts

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Jun 2020

Public Health England has carried out a number of rapid evaluations of commercial serological tests for their suitability for detecting the production of COVID-19 antibodies. Abbott SARS-CoV-2 IgG assay and the Roche Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology assay were evaluated by Public Health England. Read more

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Jun 2020

The application portal for inclusion in the directory of digital health apps (DiGA) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) has been online since May 27, 2020. The application, which can be submitted only electronically, is the first step for the respective health app to be reimbursed in the future as part of regular care. Read more

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Jun 2020

In spring 2020, the French High Authority for Health, HAS, has announced the call for public consultation with the purpose of developing a draft functional classification of the digital solutions (for example, health apps, web platforms). The call ends on June 30, 2020. Read more

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May 2020

As part of efforts to increase the effectiveness of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the Ministry of Health of Russia informed suppliers, manufacturers and executive authorities that, subject to the rules for submitting documents for registration of medical devices intended for the diagnosis of coronavirus infection, their registration will be carried out as soon as possible deadlines. Read more

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May 2020

On behalf of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has researched current evidence-based guidelines on the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), summarized their recommendations and checked the need for updates for the COPD disease management program (DMP). Read more

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May 2020

MTRC has released the new video on the Market Access Insider Youtube channel. Oleg Borisenko spoke to Mr. Luigi Mazzei, Country Director at Edwards Lifesciences about market access for medical devices in Italy. Read more

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May 2020

In April 2020, the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) introduced four new nomenclature codes for stereotactic radiotherapy (Belgian Monitor of April 27, 2020). Physicians also must register data on provided stereotactic radiotherapy series in the specific module of Cancer Registry Foundation. Read more

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May 2020

On 24 April 2020, NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have announced 18 innovative digital solutions being awarded up to £25,000 under the TechForce19 challenge. Read more

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May 2020

The German Society for Neurology (DGN) has released a new version of the S1 guideline "Diagnostics and therapy of neurogenic bladder disorders." It is valid until January 2025. Read more

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May 2020

MTRC has released the new video on the Market Access Insider Youtube channel. Oleg Borisenko spoke to Mr. Andrea Zanella, CEO of DIANAX S.r.l. about market access for in-vitro diagnostic tests in Italy. Read more

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May 2020

Thirteen new MELs (DRGs) were introduced into the LKF 2020 model for the inpatient and outpatient settings. Read more

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May 2020

On May 7, 2020, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) announced that antibodies testing for COVID-19 will be reimbursement. The findings of the test must be communicated within 24 hours. Read more