Arthroscopic interventions on knee
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The report presents a summary of the reimbursement situation for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures on knee joint in osteoarthrosis.
The following procedures will be considered:
- diagnostic endoscopic examination of knee joint with or without biopsy;
- endoscopic removal of loose body from knee joint;
- endoscopic lavage of knee joint.
The only reimbursement within public / statutory health insurance systems is considered.
The report includes essential information about reimbursement, including:
- Brief country-specific overview of reimbursement system
- Procedure coding for technology
- Diagnosis coding
- Payment mechanism for technology
- Reimbursement tariffs for technology
- Restrictions on indications or scenarios for the use of technology
- Policy considerations by payers and policy-makers about technology
Reimbursement information is provided for the following geographies:
- Czech Republic
- England (UK)
- The Netherlands
Manufacturers of devices for arthroscopic interventions on knee:
- Arthrex (Synergy, Arthroscope)
- ConMed (D4000A)
- GPC Medical (implants, arthroscopy equipment, instruments)
- KARL STORZ (HOPKINS, EndoCAMeleon, ARTHROPUMP Power)
- Olympus (TrueView II, ULTRA)
- Stryker (Arthroscopy)
- Smith & Nephew (LENS, GoFlo Pump, COBLATION, DYONICS POWER II)
Table of content is not available at the moment. Report is still ongoing.
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