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19
Jan 2024

Rapid HTAs of three medical devices released in Tuscany

The HTA body of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare issues three types of documents: full HTA reports, rapid HTA reports, and motivational forms. With regional decree 26990 of December 18, 2023, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of three medical devices in the peripheral vascular, orthopedic, and dermatology areas.
16
Jan 2024

Administrative reorganization in Norway came into force

On January 1, 2024, changes in the Norwegian central health administration announced by the government in May 2023 came into force. The Directorate of Health expanded its responsibility in digitalization, the development of health care services, and public health. The Directorate of e-Health discontinued to be an independent body and merged with the Directorate of Health.
15
Jan 2024

New service from MTRC – Evidence Gap Analysis

MTRC announces the start of the new service – evidence gap analysis for medical technologies in Europe. The service helps to establish the sufficiency of existing evidence to obtain reimbursement and endorsement by HTA organizations in Europe and offers recommendations for the generation of missing evidence. MTRC offers a fact-based, unbiased approach to determining clinical and economic evidence requirements, based on the benchmarking to the prevision reimbursement decisions of reimbursement authorities and HTA organizations. Recommendations are also based on an in-depth understanding of the reimbursement pathways in individual markets. Learn more on the dedicated page for this service.
11
Jan 2024

Med Tech-related health technology assessments from NIHR in December 2023

In December 2023, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in England released two MedTech-related assessments in its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Journal, which concerned ablative and non-surgical therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma and hidradenitis suppurativa treatment. 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.
09
Jan 2024

Recommendations about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in France in December 2023

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 December 2023. Nine recommendations were published in relation to the registration of medical devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and ophthalmological devices, as well as medical aids.