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07
Dec 2023

MTRC released an analytical White Paper with a summary of clinical evidence requirements for Interventional Procedures Program at NICE

Health technology assessment plays an important role in market access for medical technologies in England. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the key HTA organization with several programs dedicated to the assessment of medical technologies. One of the key med tech-related programs at NICE is the Interventional Procedures Program. MTRC developed an analytical White Paper with a summary of clinical evidence requirements for Interventional Procedures Program at NICE.
07
Dec 2023

Recommendations about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in France in November 2023

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 November 2023. Seven recommendations were published in relation to the registration of medical devices in the List of reimbursable products and services (LPPR). Opinions concern cardiovascular, nephrology and urology, and orthopedic devices, as well as medical aids.
04
Dec 2023

Med Tech-related technology assessments and clinical guidelines from NICE in November 2023

In November 2023, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published four new Interventional Procedure Guidance (percutaneous thrombectomy for pulmonary embolism, percutaneous transarterial carotid artery stent placement for asymptomatic extracranial carotid stenosis, biodegradable subacromial spacer insertion for rotator cuff tears, extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal for acute respiratory failure) and one Health Technology Evaluation using early value assessment (virtual reality technologies for treating agoraphobia or agoraphobic avoidance). Also, five clinical guidelines were updated.
01
Dec 2023

Rapid HTAs of two medical devices released in Tuscany

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 24192 of November 15, 2023, Tuscany Regional Healthcare published one assessment and one re-assessment of medical devices in the cardiovascular and men's health areas.
29
Nov 2023

Funding for AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission in the UK

In late October 2023, the UK Government announced £100 million funding for the “AI Life Sciences Accelerator Mission”. The Mission will advance and expand the use of AI in life sciences and tackle the country’s major health challenges outlined by Life Sciences Vision.
27
Nov 2023

Reduction of reimbursement for the clinical laboratory by 15% in Belgium

In November 2023, the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) announced the budget reduction for reimbursement of clinical laboratory services by 15% from January 2024. INAMI-RIZIV considers this reimbursement still sufficient and will reallocate released funds to other projects in health care. The reduction will not impact molecular biological and genetic testing.
24
Nov 2023

MTRC released an analytical White Paper with a summary of market access for medical technologies in EU5 countries

Market access for medical technologies is a challenging field. It includes co-existing frameworks of reimbursement (coding, payment mechanism tariffs), funding (post-reimbursement approval by payers) and health technology assessment (HTA). MTRC developed an analytical White Paper with a summary of key market access considerations in the largest European countries (England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain), including an overview of stakeholders, payment mechanisms, innovative payment schemes, funding, and the role of HTA.
24
Nov 2023

Launch of the nationwide telemedicine solution for COPD in Denmark

In November 2023, the Danish Regions announced the launch of a national telemedicine solution for patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The telemedicine platform Telma, developed by regions and municipalities, comprises a software application for patients connected to devices measuring patients' clinical parameters (such as blood oxygen), which clinicians then assess remotely.