Diagnostic endoscopic procedures on the lower gastrointestinal tract

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The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for diagnostic endoscopic procedures on the lower gastrointestinal tract for benign and malignant diseases in outpatient settings.

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). 

The following procedures will be considered:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectoscopy
  • Anoscopy

The report will consider both stand-alone diagnostic procedures and in combination with biopsy of lesions.

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 endoscope equipment for the lower gastrointestinal tract include:

  • Alltion (Fiber-CS)
  • Aohua Ednoscopy (FHD-CL, VCC)
  • EndoChoice (Fuse)
  • Endomed Systems (Duo, Combo-3)
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation (Eluxeo EC, RU, EI, EC)
  • Huger Endoscopy System (CVE)
  • Interscope (EndoRotor)
  • KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG (Silver Scope, Tele Pack X GI, Troidl Silver Scope)
  • Olympus (EVIS EXERA-CF, PCF, SIF, CHF-V)
  • Pentax medical (RetroView, MagniView EC, G‑EYE, FCP‑9P)
  • SonoScape (ES-500, EC-430, EC-330)

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