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HcH presents the topic "German Healthcare Market" as part of the European MedTech ecosystem.

Hospital financing in Germany is to be revolutionized with uniform hospital levels, service groups and maintenance lump sums.

The InEK opens the proposal process for the involvement of medical, scientific and other expertise in the further development of the aG-DRG system for 2024.

The Institut for the hospital remuneration system in Germany – the german DRG Institute (InEK - Institut für das Entgeltsystem im Krankenhaus GmbH) published the data for the aG-DRG version 2023 on November 24, 2022.

"Now is the time for fundamental hospital reform" (Prof. Karl Lauterbach).

HcH published article on the topic of "Robotic Assisted Spine Surgery" in the October issue of KU.

Do you plan the market access of your medical device in Germany and are visiting the Medica? Meet us there!

Now is the right time to start an OPS-code application for your innovative medical therapy.

The German procedural classification (OPS) is used to code surgeries and procedures in medicine. Application for specific OPS codes is possible.

BfArM published the final version of the OPS 2023 on October 27th.

Newsenselab, the manufacturer and distributor of the medical app "M-Sense", is threatened with high repayments to health insurance companies.

InEK published the PEPP Reimbursement catalog and other documents on Oct. 13, 2022.

The InEK published the German Coding Guidelines version 2023 on 13.10.2022.

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices in Germany (BfArM) published the final version of the ICD-10-GM for 2023.

The Federal Joint Committee excludes antibody-coated and drug-eluting stents from reimbursement in the statutory health insurance system in Germany.

HcH and the FORUM institute are producing e-learning on NUB in English.

A short overview of changes of the OPS -2023 with regards to content.

Take the chance with the NUB-proposal process to receive Reimbursement for your innovative therapy within the next eight weeks.

BfArM published the preliminary version of the OPS version 2023 on the 16th of August 2022.

Today, an updated version of the dossier (in German) is available in our download area.

The BfArM published the preliminary version of the ICD 2023 on July 27th 2022.

IBR report contains information on the calculation of investment costs of DRGs and PEPPs.

Now is the time to start the NUB-process for 2023!

3 NUB ATMP therapies became NUB status 1.

According to the Tagesspiegel, the introduction of the implant register is delayed until January 2024.

The NUB proposal process at InEK is not related to the NUB process at G-BA.

Please find the presented slides in our download area.

We provide you the dossier (in German) in our download area.

We give a speech on the topic of DiGA in Bern on 06/14/22.

Make sure to get a second opinion on your NUB-proposal after rejection and assure your reimbursement strategy.

 

Now is the right time to begin activities for the NUB application process for 2023.

Healthcare Heads website in a new design.

Dear Julia, the HcH team congratulates you on 5 years with HcH.

Prof. Lauterbach is once again causing confusion and incomprehension among experts.

HcH had the opportunity to present the topics NUB as well as the recent health political changes.

"M-sense-Migraine" ended the "app on prescription" project.

Easter greetings from the Healthcare Heads team.

The HcH Team congratulates our employee Sina Jessen on her successful Master degree and permanent position at HcH.

251 proposals became NUB status 1.

Also for 2022, the federal base rate will be defined after the federal states base rates. The BVMed recommends an assumed BBFW of 3,830 € for the transition phase.

Also for 2022, the federal base rate will be defined after the federal states base rates. The BVMed recommends an assumed BBFW of 3,830 € for the transition phase.

The Journal of European Continuous Medical Education published our article “DiGA – A chance for the German Healthcare System”.

NUB proposals for these therapies can be submitted to InEK until April 30th 2022.

InEK provided the DRG catalogue and further documents for 2022 on its website.

Do you plan the market access of your medical device in Germany and are visiting the Medica? Meet us there!

HcH presents first details on healthcare of the new federal government.

Healthcare Heads is hosting its own webinar on the topic of the DRG-system.

BfArM published final version of the OPS 2022 on October 26th.

We are looking forward to be speaker on the German DRG system 2022 at the monthly MDMA call on October 21st.

Healthcare Heads as a speaker at BVMed basic seminar: „Reimbursement of medical devices by the statutory health insurance”.

 

Do you plan the market access of your medical device in Germany and are visiting the Medica? Meet us there!

Healthcare Heads uses an additional office in the city of Bonn.

Healthcare Heads as speaker at VDE online event titled "Reimbursement: How manufacturers make money from medical devices."

The federal institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) published the final version of the ICD-10-GM for 2022.

The presentation is available in our download area on our website.

We give a speech on the topic of DiGA in Bern on 09/08/21.

InEK provided the DRG catalogue for 2022 on its website.

Take the chance with the NUB proposal process to receive a Reimbursement for your innovative therapy via the DRG-system within the next eight weeks.

BfArM published the preliminary version of the OPS version 2022 on the 16th of August 2021.

HcH gives an update on the flooding and its consequences from the point of view of someone affected.

The BfArM has published the pre-version of the ICD 2022 on the 26th of July 2021.

First or re-submission of NUB proposal? We are happy to consult you in all cases of NUB.

Our main office in Kiel is of course available as usual.

For the appropriate calculation of investments, an amendment of the systematic seems necessary.

According to Jens Spahn, digitization should be a matter of course for patients.

196 proposals have been submitted for the aG-DRG-system 2022.

The assessment of DiGAs at BfArM is one of the main parts of digital healthcare in Germany.

The BBFW for 2021 is 3,747.98 €.

“The digital future is here!” Will be the topic of the online event at KWHC.

Easter greetings from the Healthcare Heads team.

The 20th DRG-Forum will be an online event on March 18th. Healthcare Heads will participate.

The digitisation of the German healthcare system needs sufficient funding and reimbursement.

DiPA complements DiGA

Next to DiGAs, digital care applications will improve digital healthcare in Germany in the future.

213 proposals became NUB status 1.

Nine federal states did already publish their base rates.

Berlin, Brandenburg and Rheinland-Pfalz already agreed on a base rate for 2021.

Federal base rate 2021

In 2021, the federal base rate will be defined after the federal states base rates. We recommend in accordance with the BVMed an assumed BBFW of 3,750€ for the transition phase.

As of 1st January 2021, Sven Sauermann is CEO at Healthcare Heads.

We are looking forward to a joint successful 2021.

It is now possible to create, revise and update for example economic analyses for single case groups and therapies based on the publications by the InEK for the remuneration system 2021.

We want to thank you for your support in 2020.

You can influence the German hospital funding in 2022 via the DRG proposal procedure until the end of March 2021.

Achieve a specific OPS-code for the therapy performed with your product by a successful OPS-code proposal.

Take the chance and influence the Reimbursement for your product’s therapy in 2022by a successful DRG proposal.

The hospital future act supports German hospitals with 4.3 billion Euro, the federal ministry now provided the schedule for the law’s implementation.

The information show how cases are allocated to DRGs in the different DRG versions.

The definition handbooks are available on InEK’s website for download.

As of now, the certified groupers for the aG-DRG-version 2020/2021 are available and coding guidelines can be updated.

BfArM releases information on the running DiGA Fast Track process on a regular basis.

The list of DRGs with 2/3 material cost share and the certified Groupers for 2021 are now available.

The German DRG Institute published the first information on the aG-DRG-System 2021 on November 6th, 2020.

A total amount of 1 billion Euro is paid for special burden during the corona crisis.

BfArM published final version of the OPS 2021 on October 27th 2020.

BfArM decided on the final inclusio of the app into the DiGA catalogue.

Next to the hospital future act, the ministry of Jens Spahn planned further laws and enactments for the next couple of weeks.

The approval process as well as the prescription of DiGAs are not yet synchronized and coordinated sufficiently.

The first two DiGAs are available for the German staturory insurants - due to BfArM's admission to the BfArM's catalogue

The first DiGA’s release is delayed due to technical incomplete descriptions of the billing process.

The federal institute for drugs and medical devices (BfArM) published the final version of the ICD-10-GM for 2021.