In the Spanish healthcare financing mechanism, in broad terms: money follows the patient; the patient may select which provider to turn to. The provider in turn will be paid by the public and private fund that the patient is entitled to, or independently by the patient.
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Shifts in Patient Care: Strategizing for Reimbursement Claims and the Positioning of Medical Devices
It seems that the rapid structural changes in the medical device market amongst providers are creating a momentum that we have not seen in the past – or at least not since a long time. In this blog we are looking at two changes that have an influence on the market in the short term, […]
The last five to ten years have substantially changed the essential elements, deciding on process and outcome of marketing processes, the marketing landscape. Not too long ago, the launch of (new) products or technologies went along simple and understandable lines. TforG has watched how these changes have quickly affected the medical devices industry.
Gatekeeping in a healthcare system is a mechanism of care referral where the GP is the first point of contact in the patient’s care path. The patient relies on the GP to refer him or her to a specialist, laboratory, hospital care, or any other form of secondary care. This blog article considers the pros […]
This top level summary of our Deep Dive report for Sweden provides a good understanding of the organization of procurement and reimbursements at regional and national level. The full report includes numerical and written analysis in four main chapters: Economic Outlook (38 Key industry indicators), The Healthcare System (HC system structures), Reforms (restructuring, re-engineering or […]
In two previous articles we have described and commented on two major influences on today’s Medical Device market in Europe. In this blog article, Helgert Van Raamt reflects upon the impact of regulation and new economical realities on medical devices innovation and pricing.
DRG’s and their effect on Medical Device Introduction, Reimbursement and the increasing medical professional resistance to new devices. This is the first blog in the series that identifies and discusses new obstacles in the marketing of Medical Devices, new hurdles, shifting roles and changing weights.
This is the fourth article in a series of TforG Gateway articles on the subject of taking your operation international and building an asset abroad. The information is based on well over 20 years of experience and numerous companies that asked TforG for assistance, in a substantial number of cases, after the first wrong decisions […]
This year it is more than 30 years ago that US Medicare adopted the system of Diagnosis Related Groups as part of their Prospective Payment System primarily to control the rapid rising costs of healthcare and as an initial effort to retain the solvency of the Nation’s Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund.
No doubt you are familiar with the story of the travels of Christopher Columbus at the end of the 15th century. “When he left he did not know where he was going, when he arrived he had no idea where he was and all that happened at the expense of somebody else”. It is a […]