News and blog posts

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Jan 2020

In December 2019, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health released an HTA report regarding the effectiveness of uterine fibroids treatment commissioned by the Centre for joint decision-making to summarize the findings regarding this method. Embolization probably reduces the time that is needed to get back to the activity in comparison to myomectomy and hysterectomy. Read more

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Jan 2020

On the week of the 20th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the barriers for the adoption of EUnetHTA reports for health technologies, countries with a global budget payment system, the timing of government-sponsored coverage with evidence development programs PHRC and PRME in France, market access implications of the political changes in Russia, and the algorithm to classify different design of the studies. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access Read more

27

Jan 2020

The Swiss Services Ordinance (KLV/OPre) is the document that defines the health care services which are covered by the compulsory health insurance in Switzerland. It is updated annually (with more frequent updates possible); thus, the 2020 version is released. Changes concern autologous transplantation of chondrocytes, extracorporeal photopheresis, transcatheter aortic valve implantation, ultrasound therapy focused on the pallidum, thalamus and subthalamus, CAR-T cell therapies, tomography with positron emission (PET/CT), stereotactic radiation therapy (photons) of wet age-related macular degeneration. Read more

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Jan 2020

In early January 2020, the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) has updated the national clinical guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with age-related cataracts. Read more

23

Jan 2020

In early January 2020, the network of European HTA agencies, EUnetHTA, announced the final plan of the project OTCA24 “The 24-hour blood pressure measurement device Mobil-O-Graph® with the built-in pulse wave velocity algorithm ARCSolver® to measure arterial stiffness for the optimization of hypertension treatment and assessment of cardiovascular risk”. Read more

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Jan 2020

With a regional decree of December 18, 2019, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of thirteen medical devices belonging to various therapeutic areas. Read more

21

Jan 2020

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. New procedure codes concern removal of pectus bar, open surgical correction of pectus deformity of the chest wall, intradermal injection into the scalp, nerve and neurolytic root block with or without image guidance, facet joint injection with or without image guidance and diagnostic code for gustatory testing. The codes are introduced with a recommended adoption date being the 1st of May 2020. The documents also contain a list of textual changes in codes, unacceptable combinations, and inactivated codes. Read more

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Jan 2020

On the week of the 13th of January, MTRC published several posts related to the upcoming change of the UK payment system, the top categories of medical devices evaluated by HTA organizations in Europe, the criteria for the creation of a new OPS procedure code in Germany, medical devices added to the High-Cost Device List in England in April 2020, the factors affecting the decision to introduce a new technology, and the least common topics of Med Tech HTA in Europe. Follow us on Instagram on @mtrc.market.access Read more

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Jan 2020

We have released the interview on the Market Access Insider channel on Youtube. The interview covered key stakeholders, reimbursement mechanism and pathways for procedures, implantable and invasive devices, coverage with evidence development program in Belgium. Michel shared a lot of first-hand insights from the reimbursement submissions in the country. Read more

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Jan 2020

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) regularly publishes new decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices. The decisions made in December 2019 concern various types of devices, mostly for cardiovascular devices. A total of five decisions were made. Read more

17

Jan 2020

The NHS in England is providing a new form of DNA test capable of quickly diagnosing rare diseases for critically ill babies and children, as part of its Long Term Plan to use world-leading technologies to improve care for the sickest infants. Read more

16

Jan 2020

In this post, we have summarized all the important developments with our services and products, which can be used by Med Tech, IVD and digital health companies to achieve better outcomes of the market access activities. This includes expansion of geographical coverage, growth in number of topics covered by the ready-made reimbursement reports, expertise in the e-health space, new services of health economics and value dossier, new free resources on market access, online educational materials on market access. Let us know, if you need any support with market access in European countries. Read more