News and blog posts

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Oct 2020

At the information meeting on October 13, 2020, Norwegian Directorate for e-Health presented planned changes in the coding system (NCSP-NCMP-NCRP) for 2021. Two new surgical procedure codes for laparoscopy, two new radiology procedure codes, and nine new medical procedure codes are proposed. Read more

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Oct 2020

The revised EBM (German Uniform Evaluation Standard) catalog for ambulatory reimbursement in Germany came into force on October 1, 2020. MTRC has compiled the selection of the most significant changes, concerning In-vitro diagnostics, telemedicine and vacuum wounds therapy. Read more

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Oct 2020

On October 11, 2020, the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health published an Order in the French Official Journal relating to the coverage of CARMAT TAH by innovation package for the period of 48 months from the date of the beginning of the trial. Read more

20

Oct 2020

On October 13, 2020, the Norwegian Directorate of Health published a preliminary version of the DRG system (ISF) for 2021. Four new DRGs were introduced. Read more

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Oct 2020

In early October 2020, the first reimbursable health apps were introduced on the Directory of digital health applications (DiGAs) at the Federal Office for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). These applications can be prescribed by physicians and psychotherapists and will be reimbursed by health insurers. Read more

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Oct 2020

In late September 2020, the Austrian version of the DRG system (LKF) 2021 model with the relevant supplementary documents was published in Austria. For 2021, the main changes include the addition of sixteen new procedure codes and the introduction of two new procedure codes for billing in the day-case settings, update of cases flat rates, and adjustments of the cases daily component calculation. Read more

15

Oct 2020

New material codes and related conditions of reimbursement for anchoring and fixation implants for soft tissue were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in August 2020. Read more

14

Oct 2020

In late September 2020, the Swedish version of NordDRG for 2021 was issued by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). Four (4) new DRGs were added, and few minor changes in DRG names and logic were made. Read more

13

Oct 2020

On September 24, 2020, NHS England opened a consultation on clinical commissioning policy for the use of catheter ablation for paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation. Comments can be submitted until October 24, 2020. Read more

12

Oct 2020

On September 30, 2020, the Dutch Healthcare Institute (Zorginstituut Nederland, ZIN) published the position that transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) in patients with aortic stenosis and a high risk of surgery is eligible for reimbursement under basic health insurance package. Read more

09

Oct 2020

New material codes and related conditions of reimbursement for middle ear implants were added to the List of reimbursable devices of the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) in August 2020. Read more

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Oct 2020

In September 2020, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council decided to evaluate gene diagnostics for breast cancer within the Orderly introduction framework. Swedish Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) will perform health economic assessments of these tests, including MammaPrint, Oncotype DX, ProSigna, and EndoPredict Read more