Cochlear implants for hearing loss

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The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for cochlear implants for hearing loss.

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

The 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.

Manufactures for cochlear implants for hearing loss include:

  • Advanced Bionics (HiFocus, HiRes Ultra 3D) 
  • Cochlear (Nucleus Profile Series) 
  • MED-EL (Maestro) 
  • Microson (M6 BTE P) 
  • Nurotron(Venus) 
  • Oticon (NEURO SERIES) 

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28

Oct 2019

The French National Authority for Health (HAS) regularly publishes new decisions about add-on reimbursement for medical devices. The decisions made in September 2019 concern various types of devices, including orthopedic, cardiovascular devices, and hearing aids. A total of eighteen decisions were made.

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24

Apr 2019

In April 2019, the Catalan Agency for Quality and Healthcare Evaluation, AQuAS, published a quick report with indication criteria for cochlear implants in children.

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13

Dec 2018

In mid-November, 2018, the Catalan Agency for Quality and Healthcare Evaluation, AQuAS, published their evaluation of bilateral cochlear implants in children and adults. The authors provided a list of criteria a patient has to fulfil in order to have a cochlear implant prescribed.

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18

Oct 2018

The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for cochlear implants for hearing loss. The only reimbursement within public / statutory health insurance systems is considered. The analysis covers procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs and policy restrictions in 11 EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

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13

Aug 2018

Six new DRGs have been added for 2019, including proton therapy, insertion of functional implants in the urinary tract or male genitals and replacement of processor in cochleart implant.

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