In Germany, doctors could potentially be prescribing health apps as medicines as early as 2020. This is one of the main objectives of the draft bill on the “Law for better provision through digitalization and innovation”, which is expected to be approved by the parliament early November.
Medical Disposables & Consumables Players Face Challenge of Government-Initiated Price Cuts in China
When the Chinese government started to slash the drug prices in 2018, we knew that it was only a matter of time before medical consumables would be affected.
Possibility for Examination to be Included in the SHI Fee Scale Brings More Certainty for Reimbursement for New Diagnostics in Germany
In the past, the inclusion of new diagnostic tests in the EBM was not transparent, with unclear timelines and requirements and manufacturers were unable to...
As a critical element of accelerating the healthcare payment reform, the pilot of Diagnosis Related Groups in 30 major cities across China was officially announced in June by state administrations including...
Quality is not anymore limited to the functional and esthetic products features and its handling use. The attention is now focused on the commercialization phase, innovative and efficacy features, profitability and usability of instruction for final users, as well as Eco-friendly features...
For medical device and diagnostic innovators, a planned organizational change in review boards for Germany’s Statutory Health Insurance (SHI) could lead to new opportunities for market access of their products.
China: 2018 was another eventful year for the pharmaceutical industry, highlighted by the Chinese government’s radical attempts to slash drug prices by the annual national drug price negotiation and along with the introduction of a national procurement program.
Assobiomedica, the body representing the medical device sector in Italy, published an update to the report ‘Public Policies for the Purchase of Medical Devices’ in October 2018. Boston healthcare outline procurement trend in the Italian reimbursement environment.
A recent proposal by Jens Spahn, Federal Minister for Health in Germany, would limit the decision-making power of the Joint Federal Committee (G-BA) and lead to new evidence approaches for healthcare decision making.
Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new draft guidance for companion diagnostics. The guidance describes considerations for the development and labeling of companion diagnostics to support the indicated uses of multiple therapeutic oncology products.