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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Hospital Future Act shall improve medical and technical care in hospitals with 3 billion Euro.

The DGfM hosts this year’s symposium online in a “virtual venue”

The extra expenses of German health insurances will rise to approximately 16 billion in the next year, which will probably affect the additional dues paid by health insurants.

BfArM clarifies DiGA prescription process with explanations of relevant data

The health innovation hub hosts the first international DiGA summit in English on the 16th of September.

The federal government and the German states are expected to invest 4,3 billion Euros as one-time support for hospital funding due to the Hospital Future Act (KHZG).

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

The web portal of the Federal Ministry of health is now online, including information on digital health applications for patients.

The first DiGAs will be approved for use by the BfArM in a few days. We want to offer a current overview in this White Paper.

BfArM published the preliminary version of the OPS-version 2021 on the 18th of August 2020. Healthcare Heads will soon publish an analysis of the changes compared to 2020.

The BMG presents the Hospital Future Act (KHZG) that is meant to lead to a modern digital infrastructure in hospitals due to improved investments.

For the first time, InEK publishes hospital data several times a year in form of a browser and thereby enables a short-term analysis in German hospitals’ performances.

BfArM published the DiGA fast track guideline in English.

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

With a position paper, the BVMed demands a targeted use of the “Future Programme Hospitals” for the subjects of robotics.

German Health Minister Spahn reactivates the PpUGV for intensive and geriatric medicine starting in August – and receives diverse resonance.

The German health minister Spahn still calls for more digitalization and an uncomplicated access to electronic patient records.

For the first time since the acquisition of DIMDI BfArM has published the pre-version of the ICD 2021 on the 23rd of July 2020.

The patient security law introduces the electronic health record (ePA) in Germany.

The “NUB 2nd Look“ upgrades your chances for your NUB proposal.

To secure in-patient healthcare in rural areas, the affected hospitals again receive extra funds.

The latest WidO report confirms the expected decline of cases because political measures during corona lockdown in German hospitals.

The German health ministry wants to speed and open up the process of the benefit assessment of the Federal Joint Committee.

InEK published the summarized DRG proposals for 2021.

If BfArM listed an application in the DiGA catalogue, it can be prescribed by physicians.

Scientific facts, generated in studies and publications and summarized as an evidence overview can be a successful tool and a door opener for the selling process of medical devices.

The worldwide unique infrastructure for the data collection is an outstanding tool to control and navigate public healthcare – even and especially during a crisis.


With the opening of the DiGA portal, the application procedure for digital health applications is possible as of now.

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Prepare yourself and your customers now for the NUB proposal process 2021.

As of May 26th, 2020, the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) works under the umbrella of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM).

Support your customers with the appropriate cost calculation for NUB status 1 therapies.

Even if the portal for DiGA applications is not yet live, an application can already be prepared.

Due to DIMDI’s change in the proposal process, the medical industry got new possibilities and more transparency for ICD- and OPS-code proposals.

InEK provided the reporting pf the “additional hospital research” for 2018.

Especially securing the risk groups and the financial support of nursing and care staff are the main topics.

The federal ministry of health published a fact sheet for the step by step return to the hospital routine mode. The suggestions affect mainly the ICU beds and general surgeries.

According to the information provided by the hih during yesterday’s DiGA Summit, first inclusions into the DiGA catalogue may start as of May 2020.

The final version of the Digital Health Application enactment (DiGAV) as well as the corresponding fast track guideline have been published.

On April 17th, the EU Parliament decided on the delay of the MDR’s introduction for 1 year - until May 26th 2021.

According to federal health minister Spahn, the normal mode in German hospitals shall already start in May.

Enactments permit faster approval and supply of pharmaceuticals and protective equipment + loosening of blood transfusion law

The new MDR shall be valid throughout the EU as of May 26th, 2020. However, this seems unrealistic in times of the Corona crisis and its impacts and the hospitals the medical device industry.

The law, enacted at record speed, to relieve the hospitals in the ongoing Corona crisis, shall be passed tomorrow.

The DIMDI provided the proposals for the ICD-10-GM and OPS versions 2021 for download.

Next to the confirmed infection of COVID-19, also a suspicion without laboratory confirmation can be coded.

Investment cost weights aim at enabling the federal states for a lump-sum and performance related capital investment funding.

German health minister Spahn and the nursing care responsibles of the federal government agreed on a “seven action points” plan to relieve and support care staff.

Georg Baum (DKG) interviewed during the digital DRG Forum 2020 about the current Corona situation in Germany.

BMG and BfArM inform about DiGA fast track opportunities for medical app manufacturers in end of March.

Until the end of March, organizations and medical societies can submit DRG proposals for the development of the aG-DRG-system to InEK.

Obviously, the recent regulations (as the PpUGV) put pressure on the hospitals and adequate medical care cannot be guaranteed during time of crisis.

Apply for an improved Rreimbursement for your therapy and your product at InEK until the end of March!

The data for the implementation of the PpUGV in the care sensitive units of hospitals were published by InEK.

The draft contains various digital solutions for patients.

A total of 60,970 NUB proposals were submitted to InEK for 2020. As a result, 72 therapies related to medical devices and 129 processes related to pharmaceuticals received NUB status 1.

InEK published the information acoording to sec 6 para 2 KHEntgG for 2020 on January 30th, 2020.

InEK published the results of the drawing of hospitals obligated for data supply concerning their care staff’s minimum levels for 2020.

The federal ministry of health plans the introduction of a department concerning sustainability and to focus on the topic nursing and care.

The DiGAV is the decree which enables the prescription of apps on the expense of the statutory health insurances.


Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) decided on VAC reimbursed by the payers in the out-patient setting.

Due to increasing activities and the success of the previous years, we are proud to announce that Healthcare Heads is GmbH as of 01/01/2020.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season!

With the publication of the final report and the Reportbrowser for the aG-DRG-Version 2020, InEK provides the latest details for analysis.

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 2021 by a successful DRG proposal.

InEK provided the definition manuals for download and thereby published the aG-DRG-version 2020 on November 28th, 2019.

Meet Healthcare Heads at the German Spine Congress (DWG) in Munich on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Healthcare Heads provides useful information on OPS-codes and the OPS classification for the medical industry for download.

Meet Healthcare Heads at Medica on 18th and 20th of November 2019 in Düsseldorf.

Das Team von Healthcare Heads

On November 11th, the DRG Institute (InEK) published information for performance plannings/budget negotiations as well as the commented chart of the DRG catalogues 2019 and 2020 for German hospitals.


InEK published definitions manuals of the version 2019/2020 and the list of certified groupers for the aG-DRG-version 2019/2020.

InEK published first information and a FAQ on the PpUGV for 2020.

The Federal Parliament enacted the “digital healthcare law” (DVG) on November 11th, 2019.

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DKG, GKV-Spitzenverband and PKV agreed on the federal base rate for 2020: 3,671.18€

InEK published the list of DRGs with a share of more than 2/3 in material costs for the DRG-system 2020.

The German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) published the final version of the OPS 2020.

Meet Healthcare Heads at the annual meeting of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery (DKOU) in Berlin on Wednesday 10/23.

Das Team von Healthcare Heads

InEK publishes first information on the DRG-system 2020.

G-DRG-system 2020 has been approved by the partners of the self-governmental body.

Make an appointment with us during the annual conference of the DGfM in Frankfurt this Thursday.

The German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) published the final version of the ICD-10-GM for 2020.

Nursing and care costs of about € 15 billion will not be reimbursed via the DRG-system as of 2020. The partners of the self-governing body will decide on the G-DRG-system 2020 by end of this week.

We will be at the annual conference of the DGU in Hamburg on September 18th.

Do you have questions concerning Market Access or Reimbursement?

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For the medical industry, the successful participation of hospitals in the NUB proposal process is one important milestone for a successful Market Access.

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

Healthcare Heads analyzed the preliminary OPS version 2020 published by DIMDI on August 14, 2019 and makes this analysis available for download.

As of now, Healthcare Heads provides documents in an own download area for free. Our aim is to support the orientation in the field of Market Access in Germany.

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DIMDI published the preliminary version of the OPS-version 2020 on 14.8.2019. Healthcare Heads will publish an analysis of the changes compared to 2019 soon.

Industry can play an important role in designing investment financing for hospitals in the future.

The German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI) published the pre-version of the ICD-10-GM for 2020. We provide an overview of the changes.

On a weekly basis, Jens Spahn, German secretary of health, introduces laws to improve the healthcare of the patients. Three of them only today!

Last week, the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds, the German Hospital Federation and the Association of private health insurances decided on a list of 120 hospitals which…

Healthcare Heads gave a status on the topic “challenges and strategies in the implementation of innovative medical devices” at the VDE Medical Software Workshop.

Healthcare Heads is online with its new website as of now.

InEK published the summarized DRG proposals for 2020.

InEK published an updated list of NUBs for 2019.

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