News and blog posts

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May 2019

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for use of bone conductive hearing device in adults with conductive hearing loss. 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 implantable cardiac monitor for detection of cardiac arrhythmia. 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

07

May 2019

NHS England is inviting nominations for additions to, and removals from, the high-cost drugs and devices lists for the next national tariff come into effect in April 2020. All submissions must be submitted by May 31, 2019. Read more

06

May 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of “Med Tech Market Access Academy” (www.a-marketaccess.com), a unique repository of online courses and seminars on European market access for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic tests. Seminars are delivered as pre-recorded webinars and cover general introduction into market access, and country-specific overviews. We are launching the platform with 6 seminars (general introduction into market access, and reimbursement overviews in EU5) and expect to add 4-6 seminars each month. Read more

06

May 2019

We are happy to announce the start of the first Youtube channel dedicated to market access for medical devices, in-vitro diagnostic tests, and e-health solutions, “Market Access Insider”. In the first season of the program, we will weekly release videos of interviews with decision-makers, researchers, consultants, physicians and patient representatives on the topics of the payment system, health insurance, reimbursement pathways, health technology assessment and others in European countries. The first season will include interviews with experts from the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain. Read more

06

May 2019

Italian Ministry of Health, together with the national HTA agency, AGENAS, has published two Horizon Scanning reports in December 2018. Public consultations are open until May 25, 2019. Read more

03

May 2019

The 2019/20 national tariff payment system has been published and took on the 1st of April 2019. There have been no substantial changes to the proposed tariff consulted on during January and February 2019. Under the published tariff, blended payment will be the default payment approach for emergency care services. Read more

02

May 2019

At the beginning of April 2019, the Federal Cabinet has adopted the draft of a "Law on the Establishment of an Implants Registry in Germany and other amendments to the Fifth Book of the Social Code” (Implants Registry Establishment Law, Implantateregister-Errichtungsgesetz, EIRD). Read more

01

May 2019

In Sweden, the Centre for Assessment of Medical Technology (CAMTÖ) leads the development of HTA cooperation in healthcare region Uppsala-Örebro. Currently, CAMTÖ is working on several assessments related to the medical devices and technologies such as equipment for 3D Printing, robot Intuitive daVinci Xi etc. After the completion of assessment procedure, the reports will be published at the web-site of Örebro County Council. Read more

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Apr 2019

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develop and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New diagnostic codes concern circulating tumor DNA profile for the different type of cancers, myriad Prolaris test, PET Scan with florbetapir, etc. and a procedure code for robotic-assisted radical hysterectomy and lymphadenectomy. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2019. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes and an updated list of unacceptable combinations of codes. Read more

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Apr 2019

The Innovation Fund in Germany was created in 2015 for the period from 2016 to 2019, with the primary aim to improve health care for policyholders and patients in statutory health insurance (SHI). In March 2019, the governing parties have agreed in the coalition agreement that the innovation funding should be continued at least until March 2021 with an annual budget of €200 million. Read more

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Apr 2019

On the 14th of March of 2019, the Dutch National Health Care Institute has opened a project submission period in a framework of subsidy scheme called “Promising care.” This scheme makes it possible to obtain temporary financing for a maximum of 6 years for those treatment methods that look promising but are not yet reimbursed from the basic package. The period for submitting project ideas for promising care is from March 14 to May 14, 2019. Read more