Reimbursement Alerts - Med Tech
Subscription service with email alerts about key reimbursement developments for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic tests in 14 countries in Europe
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Market access is an actively developing field. Every month and surely every year, multiple changes are happening in the reimbursement systems:

  • Release of new procedure codes
  • Changes in the payment system (DRG and add-on reimbursement)
  • Release of new reimbursement codes
  • Coverage decisions from payors and decision-makers
  • Structural changes in the system (change of stakeholders, responsibilities, new regulations)
  • Release or update of clinical practice guidelines
  • Changes in the innovation funding schemes

For any medical device company, it is a challenge to follow all developments of the market. For three last years, MTRC was maintaining a very popular, free of charge newsletter on key developments in reimbursement systems in Europe.

From August 2020, we are bringing this service to a new level with the subscription service "Reimbursement Alerts – Med Tech". In this service, our team manually, bi-weekly tracks all developments from more than 30 stakeholders in Europe and shares this information with subscribers. This can help you stay up-to-date and ahead of the competition by promptly reacting to key developments in the reimbursement systems.

This is a twin service with similar activity on initiated and published health technology assessments, "HTA Alerts – Med Tech".

Key features of the service
More than 120 reimbursement news are reported in Europe every 2 weeks
Global coverage
The service includes key reimbursement organizations (payors, decision-makers, DRG administrators, developers of procedure coding) in Europe. In total, 29 organizations from 14 European countries are monitored
All news are classified according to 31 Technology Groups
The service helps to focus only on technologies of interest (e.g., cardiovascular devices or in-vitro diagnostic tests) and avoid wasting time on not relevant reports
Key national organizations are included
The service focuses on key national organizations and national legislation in each country. Organizations were selected on the basis of an audit of their activity and importance in the reimbursement framework. Regional organizations are not covered at the moment
Customized alerts and unlimited number of subscribers
All reports are customized based on the client's preferences about geographical (you can select only particular countries for monitoring) and technological (e.g., only news for neuromodulation technologies) coverage. The number of enrolled subscribers from one company is unlimited
Timely alerts with essential information in English
Alerts about reimbursement developments are sent to email every 2 weeks. For each news, a title, brief summary and the link are provided. You can follow the link to investigate the development further. Every new newsletter covers the last two weeks
Reports are developed using a manual search
We do not trust search robots to identify and classify relevant information. The search and categorization of identified reports is performed manually by MTRC analysts
Both general and technology-specific news are included
The service captures both general (e.g., the release of the next year DRG system) and technology-specific (e.g., coverage decision for transcatheter aortic valve implantation) news

Types of news included
1
Procedure codes
New procedure codes (quarterly in Denmark, monthly private codes in England, annual codes in other countries)
2
DRG and reimbursement codes
New DRGs, new add-on reimbursement categories. New out-patient reimbursement codes
3
Structural changes of the system
New stakeholders, new conceptual legislation
4
Innovation funding
New projects in the innovation funding schemes, developments of the programs, alerts about calls for proposals
5
Coverage decisions
Coverage decisions by payors (e.g. NHS England) and decision-makers (e.g. Federal Joint Committee, Dutch Healthcare Institute)
6
Clinical practice guidelines
Clinical guidelines, developed by the governmental organizations (e.g. HAS in France, Health Directorate in Norway)

Why use "Reimbursement Alerts"?
Timely access to essential information
You can be the first to know about important developments for technology within the company and with your competition. Reimbursement decisions reveal new opportunities for your company's business
Ability to engage with reimbursement stakeholders
By knowing about reimbursement development (e.g. consultation about new policy), you can engage with payors and decision-makers in a timely manner to give feedback on developments
Cost-effective approach
No single Med Tech company can afford such a massive screening and monitoring activity. You outsource an essential function of keeping the company up-to-date at a modest cost. You can save both time and money with an external reimbursement monitoring service. Both quarterly and annual payments are possible
Customized information in a user-friendly format
You only get access to HTA information for countries (e.g., EMEA only) and technologies (e.g., peripheral vascular + all general news) of relevance to your position. Newsletters are easy to navigate and easy to distribute internally
Suitable for both middle-size companies and large corporations
The service is suitable for both middle-size companies with 1-2 people in the market access function and large corporations. For small companies, the service is the only opportunity to keep track of significant developments, and for large corporations, it complements the internal effort
More professional fulfillment of the market access role
Market access professionals use all modern tools at their disposal to execute their function professionally. "Reimbursement Alerts" is becoming a new industry standard and essential tool in the portfolio of market access specialists

Examples of reporting
More than 120 reimbursement news are reported in Europe every 2 weeks

Free download of the first issue of Reimbursement Alerts
Download the first, 52-page issue of Reimbursement Alerts - Med Tech with reimbursement news by Technology Group

New service from a well-known partner
50%
of top-30 Med Tech companies regularly use services of MTRC
108 clients
received support from MTRC over the last three years
19 countries
where MTRC provides regular consulting services
401 projects
were accomplished over the last three years

Examples of decision-making on the basis of our alerts

Contact us to learn more and to get a quote
Once we receive your email, we will provide you with the list of reimbursement organizations included and a pricing calculator for the service

About MTRC
A boutique market access consultancy with a specialization in Med Tech and analytical services
15 out of top-30 global Med Tech companies routinely use reimbursement services of MTRC

Coverage of 19 European markets with consulting services

>130 reimbursement projects per year

15 full-time employees, located in six European countries. In-house coverage of key languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Turkish)

Main web-sites: Med Tech, Online school in market access