News and blog posts

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Apr 2022

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 March 2022. More than 15 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 cardiovascular and peripheral vascular, orthopedic, and neurovascular devices, as well as medical aids. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 23, 2022, the Norwegian Directorate of e-Health released an updated version of the National Laboratory code (NLK) system (Norsk laboratoriekodeverk 7280.62) to be implemented no later than May 01, 2022. Thirty-two codes were added, 91 codes have been changed, and one code has been terminated. NLK system has been used for activity-based reimbursement by the Norwegian Health Economics Administration (Helfo) in outpatient settings since 2018. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 3, 2022, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) published the determined funding priorities for new forms of care. A total of seven prioritized topics are defined. The preparation of a complete application can be supported for a period of up to six months with a grant of up to a maximum of €75,000. The deadline for submitting ideas is May 17, 2022, at noon. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 24, 2022, the entity developing the new outpatient lump-sum reimbursement system (Solutions Tarifaires Suisses AG, STS) announced that they are currently working on updating the system, which will be open for consultation again at the end of 2022 and then submitted to the Federal Council for final approval. The introduction of the new reimbursement system is expected in 2024. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 31, 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) released the 2022/23 National Tariff Payment System (NTPS) to come into force on April 01, 2022. The aligned payment and incentive (API) model remains the central part of the 2022/23 NTPS, covering all secondary healthcare services, with few exceptions (e.g., diagnostic imaging, the contract value is lower than £30 million). National DRG (HRG) tariffs only remain for diagnostic imaging; other tariffs are published for benchmark purposes. Four new device categories were included, and two existing categories were updated to cover more devices in the 2022/23 High Cost Device List; In 2022/23, all High Cost devices are excluded from the fixed element and funded on a cost and volume basis. Read more

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Apr 2022

The Director of MTRC will be visiting MedTech Forum 2022 in Barcelona on the 3-5 of May 2022. Contact Oleg directly or via email at info@mtrconsult.com to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs in person. Read more

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Apr 2022

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 February 2022. More than 25 recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration of devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular and peripheral vascular, orthopedic, neurovascular, and neuromodulation devices, as well as breast implants and medical aids. Except for this, CNEDiMTS published two negative opinions concerning transitional coverage of devices. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 18, 2022, the Norwegian National Institute of Public Health released an HTA report on the evaluation of surgical procedures for obesity treatment. The authors concluded that it is uncertain whether there is any difference in the risk of early mortality and the effect on weight status between different types of surgical procedures for the treatment of obesity. Read more

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Apr 2022

In February 2022, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published two new Interventional Procedure Guidance (stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, and microwave ablation for primary or metastatic cancer in the lung), two new Diagnostic Guidance (EarlyCDT Lung for assessing the risk of lung cancer in solid lung nodules, PredictSURE IBD and IBDX to guide treatment of Crohn's disease), and four new Medtech Innovation Briefings (Insides System for managing intestinal failure, d-Nav insulin management app for type 2 diabetes, GaitSmart for personalized exercise rehabilitation, AposHealth for knee osteoarthritis) Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 17, 2022, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) published a standard for telemonitoring of patients with implantable cardiac devices (implantable defibrillators and pacemakers). In January 2022, the HAS also published standards for medical telemonitoring of four chronic pathologies (chronic respiratory failure, chronic heart failure, chronic renal failure, and diabetes). All these standards must be met by technologies in order to be reimbursed by the new reimbursement framework for telemonitoring, which is expected to enter into force in July 2022. Read more

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Apr 2022

On March 03, 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement published a research demand signaling document for the National Stroke Programme. This document highlights the priority areas for research to inform national policy and support the NHS Long Term Plan targets. One of the high-priority areas is the technology for diagnosis, including artificial Intelligence solutions, innovative triage tools, technologies for the early and accurate diagnosis/detection of stroke. Read more

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Mar 2022

The HTA body of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare issues two types of documents: HTA forms and motivational forms. With regional decree 4229 of March 11, 2022, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of two medical devices in the cardiovascular and ENT fields of care. Read more