Vascular access for long-term use: AV fistula and AV graft

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The report presents a summary of the reimbursement situation for creation of vascular access for long-term use in Europe. Report includes creation of AV fistula and placement of AV graft.  

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

The report includes essential information about reimbursement, including:

  • Brief country-specific overview of reimbursement system
  • Procedure coding for technology
  • Diagnosis coding
  • Payment mechanism for technology
  • Reimbursement tariffs for technology
  • Restrictions on indications or scenarios for the 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)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland

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

Manufacturers of devices for vascular access for long-term use include:

  • B. Braun – AV Fistula Needles with MasterGuard anti-stick needle protector
  • Browndove - Pristine AV Fistula needle
  • CR Bard - LUTONIX 035 DCB – Dysfunctional AV Fistula Indication; VECTRA, VENAFLO II, CARBOFLO, IMPRA Vascular Grafts; FLUENCY Plus Endovascular Stent Graft
  • Dialife – Butterfly AV Fistula Needle
  • Farmasol - Diarenneedle A.V. Fistula Needle Set
  • Fresenius – Nipro, JMS Fistula Needles
  • Global Medikit – Glofin AV Fistula Needle set
  • Global Meditronic - AV Fistula Needles
  • Gore - GORE ACUSEAL Vascular Graft
  • Guangdong Baihe Medical Technology – AV Fistula Needle; Long Term Hemodialysis Catheter
  • Hospitech - AV Fistula Needles
  • InnAVasc - AV Graft
  • JMS North America Corporation – AV Fistula Needles – SysLocMINI, SysLoc, WingEater, Harmony
  • Laminate Medical Technologies - VasQ
  • Maquet - FLIXENE Vascular Grafts
  • Merit Medical - HeRO Graft
  • Nipro Medical Corporation - Tulip Safety Fistula Needles
  • NxStage Medical - AV Fistula Needles
  • Perfect Medical - AV fistula needles set
  • PolyMed - AV Fistula Needles
  • Rudraksh Pharma & Surgico - AV Fistula Needles
  • TVA Medical - everlinQ endoAVF System
  • Vascular Flow Technologies - Spiral Flow AV Graft
  • Vascular Genesis – HYDRA graft
  • Vascutek Terumo - Rapidax graft
  • Wesley Biotech - AV Fistula Needle Sets

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