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Apr 2024

2024 DRG tariffs published in France

On April 18, 2024, the Ministry of Labor, Health, and Solidarity published the Order in the Official Journal of the French Republic, setting DRG tariffs and tariffs for other packages and supplements for 2024. New tariffs are applicable from March 1, 2024.
Apr 2024

Intra-DRG list updated in France

On April 8, 2024, the updated version of the intra-DRG list of April 6, 2024, was published. One new device was registered, and other changes concerned modifying the registration conditions and renewing registration or extending the registration.
Feb 2024

New DRG system introduced in Greece

New Greek DRG system (Gr-DRG), which has been developed in collaboration with German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK), will be implemented in all Greek hospitals since March 01, 2024.
Jan 2024

2024 APR-DRG system released in Belgium

On January 15, 2024, the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV) released an updated DRG system for 2024. No significant changes were made aand no new APR-DRGs were added; thus. The reimbursement tariffs were increased by about 5%.
Jan 2024

2024 Norwegian DRG system released

In December 2023, the Norwegian Directorate of Health published a final version of the DRG system (Innsatsstyrt finansiering, ISF) for 2024. In general, no significant changes were introduced. No new DRGs will be added. One new Special Service Group (STG) for light treatment and five new Service Progress Groups (TFGs) concerning maternity care pathways and rehabilitation will be introduced.
Dec 2023

The 2024 version of the SwissDRG released

On November 30, 2023, the entity managing the DRG system in Switzerland, SwissDRG, published the final version of the 2024 DRG system. In total, 34 new DRGs were introduced, and they concern cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, men’s health, nephrology and urology, neurology and neurosurgery, neuromodulation, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and some other technology groups. Also, two new add-on reimbursement categories were introduced.
Nov 2023

2024 Swedish NordDRG system released

On November 7, 2023, the annual update of the Swedish NordDRG system was published to come into force on January 1, 2024. A total of 16 new DRGs will be implemented concerning ENT, radiology, and primary care.
Nov 2023

Dutch Healthcare Authority announced academic care contribution for highly specialized and innovative care in 2024

In October 2023, the Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa) published a policy rule that defines the amount for academic care contribution and the rules for its allocation in 2024. The policy rule aims to determine the reimbursement for costs that arise for certain healthcare providers because they permanently maintain facilities (staff and infrastructure) that enable them to provide highly specialized and innovative care linked to fundamental patient-centered research.