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Aug 2023

2025 DRG applications now accepted in Denmark

On July 31, 2023, the Danish Health Data Authority opened the application period for changes in the 2025 DRG logic, including the creation of new DRG codes and changes in the grouping logic for existing DRGs. The deadline for the submission of the applications is November 10, 2023.
Aug 2023

First positive opinion for coverage in “Early coverage of digital medical devices” (PECAN) framework

On July 31, 2023, the National Committee for the evaluation of medical devices and health technologies (CNEDiMTS) at the French National Authority for Health (HAS) published the first positive opinion on the “Early coverage of digital medical devices” (PECAN) framework. The positive opinion is provided to CUREETY TECHCARE medical telemonitoring solution, which is used for medical telemonitoring of adult cancer patients under systemic treatment and/or treated with radiotherapy.
Aug 2023

MedTech-related health technology assessments from NIHR in July 2023

In July 2023, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) in England released one MedTech-related report in its Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Journal concerning MRI-based technologies for diagnosing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 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.
Aug 2023

Recommendations about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in France in July 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 July 2023. Sixteen recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern neuromodulation and surgical devices, as well as medical aids.
Aug 2023

New med tech-related decision support documents published in Austria

On July 17, 2022, the Austrian Institute for HTA (AIHTA) published four decision support documents, which provide recommendations regarding the inclusion of new medical interventions in the catalog of individual medical services of the performance-oriented hospital financing (Leistungsorientierten Krankenanstaltenfinanzierung, LKF) model, as well as three updates to previous decision support documents.
Jul 2023

Publication Digest: Data Governance for Real-World Data Management: A Proposal for a Checklist to Support Decision Making

MTRC shares the most relevant and impactful publications in the field of market access and HEOR for medical technologies in Europe through its Publications Digest. In a recent publication, Solà-Morales et al. proposed recommendations for international standards in evaluating the acceptability of data governance practices for real-world data (RWD) and real-world evidence (RWE) in healthcare. Through a literature review and the following Delphi panel with 21 European experts, the authors identified key topics in RWD/RWE data governance, such as data privacy and security, data management and linkage, data access management, and the generation and use of RWE. The resulting refined checklist can assist RWD/RWE users in ensuring the quality and integrity of data governance while complementing data protection regulations.
Jul 2023

Health apps reimbursement process updated in Belgium

In July 2023, the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) significantly updated the process to obtain reimbursement for health apps. More stakeholders, including the industry, can now submit an application to INAMI-RIZIV for temporary or permanent reimbursement. The new process will come into force on October 1, 2023.
Jul 2023

Rapid HTAs of nine 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 13989 of June 29, 2023, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of nine medical devices in the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, diagnostic imaging areas, and surgical procedures.