News and blog posts

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Sep 2022

In August 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published five new Interventional Procedure Guidance (aortic remodeling hybrid stent insertion during surgical repair of aortic dissection, bioresorbable stent implantation to treat coronary artery disease, superficial venous arterialization for chronic limb ischemia, transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation for urinary incontinence, focal resurfacing implants to treat articular cartilage damage in the knee), and three new Medtech Innovation Briefings (Stockholm3 for prostate cancer screening, contrast-enhanced spectral mammography, differential target multiplexed spinal cord stimulation). Also, two Medical Technologies Guidance and two Medtech-related clinical guidelines were updated. Read more

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Sep 2022

In August 2022, the Finnish Coordinating Center for Health Technology Assessment published an article regarding the implementation of a new Digi-HTA process for digital health technologies in Finland. This study aimed to determine whether it would be possible to use Digi-HTA recommendations to support healthcare decision-makers. Secondly, from the perspective of companies offering different types of digital health technology products, this study assessed the suitability of using the Digi-HTA framework to perform HTAs for their products. Read more

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Sep 2022

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 15937 of August 4, 2022, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of six medical devices in various therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular and peripheral vascular areas, neurovascular procedures, gastroenterology, and dermatology. Read more

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Sep 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in August 2022. One recommendation was published in relation to the registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR List). The opinion concerns men’s health area. Read more

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Sep 2022

On August 26, 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council announced ongoing horizon scanning within the Orderly introduction framework for products that promote the transition to so-called “Close care” (Nära vård). Products of interest should enable diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up outside a healthcare facility, for example, remote monitoring. The Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV) initiated a theme survey, accepting suggestions until September 28, 2022. Read more

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Sep 2022

MTRC developed a short, 14-question quiz to help self-testing of knowledge of European market access for medical devices. The test is anonymous and free of charge. It covers areas of procedure coding, payment mechanisms, innovation funding and HTA. Read more

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Sep 2022

On August 11, 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement released an updated National Genomic Test Directory for rare and inherited diseases (version 3.1), which lists genomic tests commissioned by NHS England via Genomic Laboratory Hubs. No new codes (test-indication combinations) were introduced. Read more

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Sep 2022

On August 01, 2022, Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) launched a new reimbursement framework for remote medical consultations. The Nomenclature was changed accordingly: a new article 37, “Remote care,” was introduced with four new codes and fees for video and telephone consultations by physicians. Read more

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Sep 2022

On August 01, 2022, a new version of the Nomenclature of Medical Biology Acts (NABM080) was released. One new code for the detection of the monkeypox virus genome was introduced. Read more

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Sep 2022

In August 2022, the Clinical Coding and Schedule Development (CCSD) working group, which develops and maintains procedural and diagnostics nomenclatures for private payers in England, published Bulletins 0185 and 0082 with changes to be implemented no later than October 11, 2022. Seven new procedure codes (for photodynamic therapy to skin lesions, patch continuous ECG recording, shoulder stabilization procedure, and ear reconstruction) and no new diagnostic codes. Read more

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Aug 2022

On August 11, 2022, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) announced that two new services in the in-vitro diagnostics field in lung and colon cancer, respectively, will be reimbursed via the German Uniform Evaluation Standard (EBM). Read more

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Aug 2022

MTRC offers support with monitoring of medical information and/or clinical guidelines, data extraction from identified relevant sources and analysis (if relevant). Identified information can be stratified into different domains (e.g., epidemiology, clinical effectiveness, health economics). Search is performed primarily in the largest databases of medical publications, Medline and Medline In-Process. Read more