Angioplasty of arteries of lower extremities for peripheral artery disease. European reimbursement report
Report presents summary of the reimbursement situation in Europe for a group of angioplasty procedures of arteries of lower extremities for peripheral artery disease (plain and drug-eluting balloon angioplasty, stenting using bare metal and drug-eluting stents). Analysis covers iliac, femoral and popliteal arteries. Analysis is provided for admitted and day case hospital care. The following clinical scenarios are considered: balloon angioplasty using plain or drug-eluting balloon, balloon angioplasty in combination with insertion of bare metal or drug-eluting stent. The report explores reimbursement situations for procedure in 11 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The report includes information about reimbursement systems for medical devices, procedure coding for target procedure, diagnosis coding, payment mechanisms, reimbursement tariffs, policy considerations by payers and policy-makers as well as restrictions on indications or scenarios for use of target procedure.