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Oct 2022

Expected changes in the German EBM catalog in 2023

On September 14, 2022, the Evaluation Committee published a preliminary (so-called announcement) decision on the further development of the German Uniform Evaluation Standard (EBM) catalog, which regulates the reimbursement of services in the public outpatient sector in Germany and is updated once a quarter (four times a year).
Jul 2022

Expansion of outpatient surgeries announced in Germany

On June 23, 2022, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV) announced the first steps aimed to expand the utilization of surgical procedures within day case/outpatient settings (reimbursed via the German Uniform Evaluation Standard (EBM) catalog).
Dec 2021

New experiments under Article 51 of the Social Security Financing Act in France

The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health constantly announces the new experiments initiated under Article 51 of the Social Security Financing Act. These experiments are focused on various topics concerning medical technologies and the organization of care. At the end of December 2021, new experiments were announced which relate to coordinated care of patients with long-term illnesses, telerehabilitation program for patients with COPD, care pathway for patients suffering from lymphedema, surgery for pterygium, and others.
Mar 2019

New DRGs in the Norwegian 2019 DRG system

Eleven new DRGs have been added in 2019, while three DRGs have been deleted. The significant changes have been made for disorders of the circulatory organs (MDC 5) and musculoskeletal, skeletal and connective tissue disorders associated with prosthetic surgery (MDC 8). They concern insertion of vagus stimulator, ablation of heart, percutaneous valve replacement, and others.