Cardiac pacemakers

Series
Cardiac electrophysiology
Status
Published
Date
Number of report
050

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The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for cardiac pacemakers.

Sample pages are provided for an older version of the report. Before delivery to the client, the report is updated to the current state (e.g., 2022 coding, tariffs, and policy considerations). 

Both single- and dual-chamber pacemakers are considered. Use of pacemakers is considered in complete atrioventricular block and obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Reimbursement analysis covers the following procedures: implantation, replacement and removal of pacemaker.

The only reimbursement within public / statutory health insurance systems is considered.

Report includes essential information about reimbursement and national funding, including:

  • Brief overview of reimbursement system for medical devices
  • Procedure coding for technology
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Payment mechanism for technology
  • Reimbursement tariffs for technology
  • Restrictions in indications or scenarios for use of technology
  • Policy considerations by payers and policy-makers about technology

Reimbursement information is provided for the following geographies:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • England (UK)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

It is also possible to add analysis in Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Russia and Turkey.

Manufacturers of devices for cardiac pacemakers include:

  • Abbott Vascular (Assurity MRI, Endurity MRI)
  • Biotronik (Enitra, Effecta, Epyra, Estella, Evia, Edora)
  • Boston Scientific (Essentio, Accolade, Ingenio, Advantio, Vitalio)
  • Qinming Medical (Qinming)
  • MicroPort CRM (Kora, Reply, Esprit)
  • Medico S.p.A. (Gea, Hera, Eos, Sophos, Helios, Mythos, Easy Plus)
  • Medtronic (Azure, Advisa MRI, Adapta, Micra, Revo MRI SureScan, Sensia, Versa, EnRhythm, EnPulse, Sigma, Kappa)
  • Pacetronix (Tiranga, Pinnacle, CHARAK, Pinnacle-R)
  • Vitatron (Vitatron)

Table of content is not available at the moment. Report is still ongoing.

01

Jun 2022

The French National Authority for Health 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 in May 2022. Thirty-one 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. Opinions concern cardiovascular and peripheral vascular, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, orthopedic, neurovascular and neuromodulation, endocrine and E-health devices, as well as medical aids.

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May 2022

On April 28, 2022, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published the first release of the DRG package for 2023 (RZ23a). Nine new DRGs for carotid endarterectomy and aortic surgery with or without neuromonitoring and five supplementary payments for remote monitoring in cardiovascular diseases will be implemented.

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16

May 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 April 2022. Thirty 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, neurovascular, and neuromodulation and other devices, as well as medical aids.

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Apr 2022

On April 11, 2022, the Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council released recommendations on devices for diagnosing atrial fibrillation via self-recording of electrocardiogram evaluated within the Orderly Introduction framework since 2020. MTP Council outlined that Coala Heart Monitor and Zenicor ECG could be used in certain types of patients only, whereas KardiaMobile, CardioMem CM 100 XT, and PhysioMem should be refrained from use.

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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.

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