Treatments for prostate cancer (minimally invasive, including HIFU)

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Men’s health
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The report presents a summary of the reimbursement situation for the use of minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer.

The following procedures will be considered under the scope of analysis:

  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of prostate
  • Cryoablation of the prostate
  • Focal laser ablation of the prostate
  • Radiofrequency ablation of the prostate
  • Microwave thermal ablation of the prostate

Open and laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, as well as external radioation therapy and low-dose-rate barchytherapy, will be considered as comparators.

The analysis for all procedures, except external radiation and brachytherapy, will cover hospital settings and day case. For external radiation therapy and brachytherapy, the analysis will be performed in outpatient settings.

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

The report includes essential information about reimbursement and national funding, including:

  • A 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
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey

Manufacturers of devices related to treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • AngioDynamics (NanoKnife)
  • BTG (Visual-ICE Cryoablation System, ICEfx Cryoablation System)
  • CLS (TRANBERG)
  • EDAP TMS (Ablatherm, Focal One)
  • Elesta (SoracteLite)
  • HealthTronics (Endocare, Cryocare Systems)
  • INSIGHTEC (EXABLATE)
  • Profound Medical (TULSA-PRO)
  • Sonacare Medical (Sonablate)

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