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Cost-effective reimbursement analysis for medical technologies in Europe

Procedure coding, payment mechanism, reimbursement tariffs, policy, and HTA considerations in 34 EU countries

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Reimbursement summary for angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities

This post presents an extract from our reimbursement analysis for angioplasty of arteries lower extremities using plain and drug-coated balloons (DCBs) for peripheral artery disease in England, France and Germany. Plain balloon angioplasty is reimbursement via DRG solely and DCBs are reimbursement via combination of DRG and add-on reimbursement.
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Ongoing mini-HTAs in Norway in June 2024

In June 2024, the following ongoing mini-HTA assessments for cardiovascular, diagnostic imaging, e-health, endoscopy, gastrointestinal, in-vitro diagnostics, men’s health, neurology and neurosurgery, neuromodulation, peripheral vascular, pulmonary and airways, robotic surgery, and some other fields are evaluated as a part of a framework for the managed introduction of innovations "New Methods" in Norway. Some examples are listed below: 

  • Pulmonary vein isolation with Pulsed Field Ablation;
  • Robot-assisted ultrasound on pregnant women;
  • Use of the artificial intelligence application BoneView (by Gleamer) for analysis of diagnostic images in suspected fractures;
  • Breathe Better – A digital tool to strengthen the health skills of people with chronic lung disease;
  • Use of artificial intelligence (icobrain MS) for annotation and reporting of MS plaques and volumetry;
  • Transarterial radioembolization of liver tumors.

The full details in Norwegian can be found here.

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