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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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Rapid HTAs of six medical devices released in Tuscany

The HTA body of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare issues three types of documents: full HTA reports, rapid HTA reports, and motivational forms. With regional decree 15937 of August 4, 2022, Tuscany Regional Healthcare has published assessments of six medical devices in various therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular and peripheral vascular areas, neurovascular procedures, gastroenterology, and dermatology.

Below is the list of technologies that have been assessed:

  • Long sheath Ballast 088 system for the introduction of interventional devices into the peripheral vascular, coronary, and nervous systems
  • Pulsed field ablation catheter FARAWAVE for the treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
  • Endoscopic tattooing system Echo Tip Ultra for radiographically marking soft tissues reachable by digestive endoscopy in anticipation of a future therapeutic procedure
  • LIGHTNING 7 and LIGHTNING 12 catheters and suction tube LIGHTNING for INDIGO mechanical thrombus aspiration system
  • WavelinQTM EndoAVF system for endovascular creation of an arteriovenous fistula (update of the last assessment published in November 2021)
  • Vulnofast plus + Vulnolight, antibacterial gel with photodynamic activation for the local treatment of skin lesions and ulcers (update of the assessment published in June 2022)

See the regional decree and all assessments in Italian here.

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