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Mar 2024

Ongoing HTAs in Norway in March 2024

In March 2024, several method assessments were initiated as a part of a framework for the managed introduction of innovations "New Methods" for cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, men’s health, neurology and neurosurgery, neuromodulation, obstetrics and gynecology, robotic surgery, and some other fields.
Jun 2023

MedTech-related technology assessments and clinical guidelines from NICE in May 2023

In May 2023, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new Interventional Procedure Guidance (intramuscular diaphragm stimulation for ventilator-dependent chronic respiratory failure from high spinal cord injuries), two new Diagnostic Guidance (MRI fusion biopsy systems for diagnosing prostate cancer, automated ankle-brachial pressure index measurement devices to detect peripheral arterial disease), and three new Health Technology Evaluations (Digitally enabled therapies for adults with anxiety disorders / with depression, and point-of-care tests for urinary tract infections). Also, four clinical guidelines were updated.
Dec 2022

Recommendations about add-on reimbursement for medical devices in France in November 2022

The French National Authority for Health released new recommendations about add-on reimbursement of medical devices from the meetings of the National Commission for Evaluation of Medical Devices and Health Technologies in November 2022. Twenty recommendations were published in relation to the registration, modification of registration conditions, and renewal of registration for devices in the List of reimbursable products and services. Opinions concern cardiovascular, neurovascular and neuromodulation, endocrine, ENT, endoscopic and dermatological devices, as well as devices for men’s health and medical aids.
Nov 2022

Changes regarding the Spanish Common Package of Benefits

On October 28, 2022, several Resolutions of the General Directorate of the Common Package of Benefits of the National Health and Pharmacy System were published concerning the use of the system for percutaneous repair of the mitral valve with clip, prioritization of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus for the provision of glucose monitoring systems, and the use of glucose monitoring system with sensors (flash type) for type 1 diabetes mellitus in childhood and adolescence.
Mar 2022

Swedish MTP Council updated the recommendations on FreeStyle Libre

In February 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council issued an updated recommendation on FreeStyle Libre for continuous glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes (T2D). The initial recommendations were published by NT Council in 2018 and updated by MTP Council in 2020 to include FreeStyle Libre 2. In the 2022 update, MTP Council decreased the Hba1c limit from 70 to 60 mmol/mol and added a statement on lifestyle changes and treatment optimization with non-insulin antidiabetic drugs.
Jan 2021

Med Tech-related technology assessments and clinical guidelines from NICE in December 2020

In December 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published one new medical technologies guidance (Zio XT for detecting cardiac arrhythmias), three Medtech innovation briefings (ReStore Soft Exo-Suit for gait rehabilitation, Cytosponge for detecting abnormal cells in the esophagus, and Evoke Spinal Cord Stimulator for managing chronic neuropathic or ischemic pain). Also, nine clinical guidance documents were updated.