The Swiss Federal Office of Statistics (BFS/OFS) and SwissDRG recently published the new version of procedure coding and the new DRG system valid from January the 1st 2016.
NHS England - in partnership with clinicians, and in response to feedback received during a previous consultation - has developed a new service model for the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery/stereotactic radiotherapy in England. It will be laid into foundation for national procurement in this area during autumn 2015.
The preliminary version of the German Procedure code classification (OPS) has been released today. Once finalized, this will be valid for 2016.
On July the 2nd, the Italian Unified Conference of the State and the Regions approved a package of measures meant to reduce healthcare expenditures of 2.35 billion Euros. Budget cuts are going to impact the medical device industry too, with savings expected to equal 917 million Euros in 2017. Meanwhile, new services and procedures are going to be soon included in the positive list of Essential Levels of Care (LEA).
The Norwegian activity based funding scheme is reviewed yearly and on June 16th 2015, the Division of Health Economics and Financing of the Directorate of Health presented the development of DRG system in 2015 and preliminary DRG regulation for 2016. Read summary report from the meeting by our Affiliated Market Access Analyst, Ambra Fani.
The working project on Health Economics in Radiation Oncology (HERO) published the first results from the analysis on equipment and staffing of radiotherapy facilities. In particular, three dimensions have been reviewed: equipment and departments of radiotherapy facilities, staffing of radiotherapy facilities and European guidelines on equipment and staffing of radiotherapy units.
Conferences & Events
Senior Health Economist, Oleg Borisenko, will deliver a presentation on the session for pricing and reimbursement of medical devices in Russia (7th of October).