Endoscopic treatment of esophagus

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The report presents a summary of reimbursement situation for a number of therapeutic endoscopic procedures on esophagus in Europe, including:

  • Endoscopic mucosal resection of lesion of esophagus;
  • Endoscopic submucosal resection of lesion of esophagus;
  • Endoscopic radiofrequency ablation of lesion of esophagus;
  • Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy to varices of esophagus;
  • Endoscopic balloon dilation of esophagus;
  • Endoscopic insertion of stent into esophagus.

The following indications with be considered depending on the type of procedure:

  • Barrett’s esophagus;
  • Esophageal cancer;
  • Esophageal varices with bleeding;
  • Esophageal obstruction.

The report will cover different types of settings.

The only reimbursement within public / statutory health insurance systems is considered. The results will be provided for hospital settings.

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
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • England (UK)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

Manufacturers of devices for endoscopic treatments of esophagus include:

  • Boston Scientific (Ultraflex, Polyflex)
  • ConMed (Beamer, DuraClip, NAKAO Spider-Net, BiCap)
  • Cook Medical (Duetter)
  • ELLA-CS (Danis, BD, HV Plus, Flexella Plus, Boubella)
  • FUJIFILM (Flush Knife, Clutch Cutter, ST Hood, Endoscopy)
  • Medtronic (Barrx)
  • Olympus (Evis Exera, Evis Lucera Spectrum, EMR kits, DualKnife, FlexKnife, ITknife, HookKnife, QuickClip Pro)
  • Restech (Stretta)
  • SMT group (Niti-S: Mega, Beta, Conio, Cervical, Double)
  • Smith & Nephew (Dyonics)
  • Stryker

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