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New Zealand Expands Reimbursement for Range of Medical Devices

Jan. 6, 2017

New Zealand’s single payer of drugs and devices will offer reimbursement for 11 new categories of medical devices.

The Pharmaceutical Management Agency makes reimbursement decisions for District Health Boards for public hospitals. It is slowly taking over more product categories from services provider healthAlliance, which is owned by four district boards.

The agency will now cover the following medical device categories: Anesthetic consumables, IV equipment and consumables, needles and syringes, negative pressure wound therapy, respiratory equipment and consumables, endomechanical and electrosurgical medical devices; interventional technologies, enteral feeding devices, ostomy and continence devices, and renal dialysis and urology devices.

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