Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair And Replacement Procedures For Mitral Regurgitation
Report presents summary of the reimbursement situation in Europe for all developed or currently under development minimally invasive (transapical approach via mini-thoracotomy) and transcatheter mitral valve repair and replacement procedures for mitral regurgitation. Altogether, eight procedures are included into the report: minimally-invasive mitral valve repair with creation of artificial cordae tendonae for mitral regurgitation, minimally-invasive reshaping of heart geometry for mitral regurgitation, minimally-invasive replacement of mitral valve for mitral regurgitation, transcatheter annuloplasty ring for mitral regurgitation, transcatheter mitral annuloplasty using implant placed in the coronary sinus for mitral regurgitation, transcatheter mitral valve leaflet repair using mitral clips for mitral regurgitation, transcatheter mitral valve repair using mitral annulus plication for mitral regurgitation and transcatheter mitral valve replacement. The report explores reimbursement situations for mitral valve procedures 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 mitral procedures, diagnosis coding, payment mechanisms, reimbursement tariffs, policy considerations by payers and policy-makers as well as restrictions on indications or scenarios for use of mitral procedures.
Information for this research was obtained from publicly available sources provided by national authorities who maintain procedural classifications, develop national payment systems, and determine coverage policies in health care (including health technology assessment bodies). No payer interviews were performed with the exception of requests to authorities when clarifications about procedure coding or reimbursement status were required.