French agree on home dialysis rates:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Following agreement with two industry associations focused on providing healthcare in the home, the French health ministry has issued a notice relating to the price and reimbursement levels for ambulatory dialysis equipment. The national healthcare products economics committee has entered into a contract with trade associations, Synalam and Snadom, which set a maximum price before tax for the sale to distributors that then sell directly to those insured socially. The maximum price for a programmable ambulatory insulin perfusion pump is E2,600 ($3,300), and the maximum price for a catheter and associated accessories is E17.53. The agreement also extends to the reimbursement price for each use of such a system, for monthly loans of the equipment, and to training costs.