News and blog posts

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May 2019

With the regional decree of April 23, 2019, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of six medical devices belonging to various therapeutic areas, including a system for monitoring in heart failure, TAVI, glaucoma drainage system, intravascular lithotripsy system. Read more

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May 2019

The report summarizes HTA landscape, role of HTA in reimbursement processes in individual countries, provides list of HTAs per country, HTA body and program, per type of technology. In total, 12 countries, 51 organizations and more than 850 reports are included. Sample pages are available for download. Read more

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May 2019

In 2013, Norway established a framework “New Method” for the introduction of innovations into the health care system through either a national or hospital-based health technology assessment. In this framework, all innovations should undergo HTA before being funded. In April of 2019, the NIPH has released an HTA report for patent foramen ovale closure, antiplatelet or anticoagulation therapy alone for management of cryptogenic stroke commissioned by RHF Forum. Based on this HTA, the RHF Forum will make a decision regarding further implementation of current treatment method. Read more

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May 2019

German IQWiG assessed vacuum therapy and published the report in late March 2019. Evaluation found statistically significant impact of therapy on wound healing, rate of reinterventions and length of hospital stay. Read more

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May 2019

The HTA center of Swedish Västra Götaland region has published a report, which aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of EEG-based neurofeedback as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is uncertain whether the procedure compared with no or standard treatment reduces PTSD symptoms in adult patients. It is also uncertain whether the treatment results in any difference in suicidal thoughts, level of functioning, or medication use. Read more

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May 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for use of Embolic Protection Devices during percutaneous cardiac procedures (PCI and TAVI). The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Read more

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May 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for diagnostic endoscopic procedures on the lower gastrointestinal tract for benign and malignant diseases in outpatient settings. The following procedures will be considered: colonoscopy, rectoscopy, anoscopy. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Read more

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May 2019

Starting April 1, 2019, NHS England opens in a new window, and NHS Improvement comes together to act as a single organization. Read more

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May 2019

On March 7, 2019, the Nomenclature was updated. The update brought changes in chapter V of Nomenclature, regarding the creation of new codes, deletion, and modification of existing codes. Changes mainly related to the in-vitro diagnostic testing. Read more

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May 2019

In January 2019, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge (KCE) published a report of health technology assessment that was dedicated to the evaluation of proton beam therapy in adults. Read more

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May 2019

The colorectal cancer screening program became organized in Germany on April 19, 2019. Until now, only the breast cancer screening program was the only organized screening program. The Evaluation Committee has already updated the EBM catalog. Read more

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May 2019

In 2013, Norway established a framework “New Method” for the introduction of innovations into the health care system through either a national or hospital-based health technology assessment. In this framework, all innovations should undergo HTA before being funded. In April of 2019, the new mini-HTA regarding above cuff vocalization (ACV) was initiated by Oslo University Hospital. After completion of the assessment, hospital management will make a decision about funding of studied technology. Read more