News and blog posts

07

Dec 2017

Eight new surgical procedure codes for otorhinolaryngologic, colorectal and orthopedic interventions will be added to the Swedish Classification of surgical interventions (KKÅ) in 2018. Read more

06

Dec 2017

A 61-page reimbursement report covers atherectomy for peripheral artery disease in hospital settings. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariff and policy restrictions. The report provides an overview of reimbursement situation in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more

06

Dec 2017

The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), in agreement with the relevant manufacturers' associations, has drafted a model contract to regulate the conditions under which information provided by manufacturers for the evaluation of medical devices is used by IQWiG and made available to third parties. Read more

05

Dec 2017

Emilia Romagna Region published a preliminary information report on the CytoSorb® device, an extracorporeal cytokine adsorber for the reduction of circulating cytokines in the blood stream. Read more

04

Dec 2017

CEO of the MTRC, Dr. Oleg Borisenko will attend the "MedTech Access Leaders Forum" 5-7 of December in Berlin. Please, write to info@mtrconsult.com if you would be interested to arrange a meeting to discuss your market access needs in Europe.  Read more

04

Dec 2017

The Dutch National Health Care Institute considered that application of one-way endobronchial valves for endobronchial lung volume reduction fulfills the criteria of “state of science and practice” for patients with severe emphysema and insufficiency of drug treatment. Therefore, this procedure can be included into a basic package for appropriate indication. Read more

01

Dec 2017

Article “Bariatric surgery versus conservative management for morbidly obese patients in Spain: a cost-effectiveness analysis” published in the “Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research” provides insights about economic outcomes of bariatric surgery in Spain using Markov modeling. Over the 10-year horizon, bariatric surgery led to a cost increment of €9,386 and 1.6 additional QALY (€5,966/QALY) compared with optimal medical management. Over lifetime horizon, surgery led to 0.6 life years and 4.4 QALY gains and €300/patient average cost savings. Read more

01

Dec 2017

Emilia Romagna Region published a rapid assessment report on the cardiac cryoablation catheter (also known as cryoballoon) for atrial fibrillation (AF). The authors concluded that, compared to radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation is not linked to higher effectiveness but presents shorter procedural time.Emilia Romagna Region published a rapid assessment report on the cardiac cryoablation catheter (also known as cryoballoon) for atrial fibrillation (AF). The authors concluded that, compared to radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation is not linked to higher effectiveness but presents shorter procedural time. Read more

30

Nov 2017

A 155-page reimbursement report covers coronary angioplasty (using a plain and drug-coated balloon, bare metal, drug-eluting and bioresorbable stents), mechanical thrombectomy and atherectomy in hospital settings. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariff and policy restrictions. The report provides an overview of reimbursement situation in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. Read more

29

Nov 2017

Shockwave Medical, the manufacturer of the Coronary Lithoplasty® System for the treatment of calcified coronary artery stenosis, requested a consultation by the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) to find out whether their device requires an early benefit assessment according to §137h of the Social Code Book V (SGB V). The G-BA decided that the technology is highly invasive and innovative and therefore will need to undergo benefit assessment to be granted innovation funding. Read more

28

Nov 2017

NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector to fight against obesity and Type 2 diabetes using innovative digital products. Read more

27

Nov 2017

EUnetHTA has published project plan of rapid assessment of TAVI procedure in patients with intermediate risk. Current plan describes the design and methodology of the assessment, list of involved reviewers, stakeholders and timelines of the project. The final report will be prepared till the end of January 2018. Read more