News and blog posts

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Aug 2018

In April 2018, a national HTA program has been launched in order to re-evaluate benefits presently covered by the mandatory health insurance. Read more

09

Aug 2018

On June 29th, 2018, the company that maintains DRG system in Switzerland, SwissDRG SA, has announced that The planning version of SwissDRG (version 8.0 (2017/2019)) and the planning version of TARPSY (version 2.0 (2017/2019)) have been published. Read more

08

Aug 2018

In mid-June 2018, the Spanish Network of Agencies for Assessing National Health System Technologies and Performance (REDETS) has published a report which analyzes transbronchial lung biopsy using cryoprobes in diffused lung diseases. Read more

07

Aug 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In June, new codes for genetic testing,including single gene tests and gene panel tests, next generation sequence and molecular profiling tests were added to the CCSD Schedule. Read more

06

Aug 2018

In April 2018, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) proposed an updated nomenclature in LPPR for foot orthosis and heel cup. Read more

03

Aug 2018

In late June 2018, the Andalusian Agency for Evaluation of Health Technologies, AETSA, has released a report on the efficacy and safety leadless pacemaker. Read more

02

Aug 2018

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) published new set of decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in June. They concern orthopedic devices and endobronchial valve. Read more

01

Aug 2018

The Clinical Coding and Schedule Development Group develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclature for private payers in England. In June, new codes for laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy, robotic assisted total knee replacement, abdominal (mesenteric) and limb angiogram were added to the CCSD Schedule. Read more

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Jul 2018

Minister of Health announced that it is planned to re-equip 609 vascular surgery centers. In parallel, about 30 departments will be upgraded to the level of the regional vascular centers, which will increase their capacity. Ministry plans that these efforts will help to double number of primary coronary interventions in acute coronary syndrome in Russia. Read more

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Jul 2018

On April 24th, during the last meeting of the Interterritorial Council, an agreement was reached to determine 22 new designated reference centers for the treatment of 14 pathologies. Read more

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Jul 2018

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) published new set of decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in May. They concern pacemakers, orthopedic devices, radiofrequency ablation system, vagus nerve stimulator and some other devices. Read more

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Jul 2018

At the beginning of June 2018, the Federal Department of Home Affairs published an update of the Services Ordinance (Ordinanza sulle prestazioni, OPre). This update concerns many different fields, including the list of laboratory tests. Read more