News and blog posts

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May 2020

Twenty-five new diagnosis codes were implemented and changed in the Austrian version of ICD-10 2020 of the LKF model 2020 Read more

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May 2020

The French High Authority for Health (HAS) regularly publishes new decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices. The decisions made in April 2020 concern various types of devices, for example, cardiovascular and orthopaedic devices, diabetes management systems, and other types of devices. A total of 15 decisions were made. Read more

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May 2020

The corresponding decision by the (the Federal Joint Committee) of January 16, 2020, was published in the Federal Gazette and came into force on April 9, 2020. Read more

13

May 2020

On April 1, 2020, Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport decided to secure a total of €42 million for studying the most urgent corona-related issues. It is estimated that these additional funds will enable 80 - 100 evaluations to be carried out. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Dutch Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMW) will work together on the research programs. Read more

12

May 2020

NHSX provides funding through 'Techforce 19' to innovators who can find digital ways to benefit those in need of help, including those in need of mental health support and social care. The technology is intended to help people who might be most impacted by the long term effects of remaining housebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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May 2020

On April 27, 2020, the Italian Ministry of Health shared the invitation of the Italian “Alliance against cancer,” which is intended for all the interested companies that wish to participate in the CAR-T research project. Read more

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May 2020

In March-April, MTRC introduced a number of changes in the educational seminars on reimbursement systems in the Czech Republic and England and released additional modules about reimbursement of in-vitro diagnostic tests in Russia and Turkey. Read more

08

May 2020

MTRC continues releasing new seminars on the topics on market access. The seminar discusses key stakeholders, money flow, reimbursement in ambulatory settings for IVD tests, national and regional Benefit Catalogs and the role of HTA for market access of IVD tests. Read more

08

May 2020

MTRC has summarized the most important DRG changes in Sweden, which came in force in 2020. This includes five new DRGs and other changes in a grouping logic. Read more

07

May 2020

Since January 1, 2020, the nursing staff costs of the hospitals are excluded from the DRG case flat rates and financed in parallel to the DRG case flat rates using a hospital-specific care budget based on the principle of cost coverage. Read more

06

May 2020

MTRC has summarized the most important DRG changes in Norway, which came in force in 2020. This includes five new DRGs, one deleted DRG, changes in the titles of four DRGs and other changes. Read more

05

May 2020

In April 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published only one new medical technologies guidance (for PneuX to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia) and two Medtech innovation briefings (for Lifelight First for monitoring vital signs and myCOPD for self-management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Read more