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Reimbursement of medical devices: introduction of an identification code


On June 11, a new one surprised many players in the medical device market. This news published in Decree No. 2019-571 concerns the individual identification of medical devices and associated services registered in the form of a generic description on the list of products and services reimbursable by health insurance.
In addition, in order to obtain reimbursement for a medical device registered in the form of a generic description, an individual identification code per product or service must be held by the manufacturer and distributor concerned.
According to the Decree n°2019-571 of June 11, 2019, to make the request, some information will be required:

• Name, Address, e-mail address of the requesting company
• Code of the generic description to which the individual identification code request relates
• Where applicable, the name, references or any other technical characteristics useful for identifying the products or services;
Enforcement will be mandatory in a timely manner:
• November 1st, 2019 for Titles III and V of the list;
• December 1st, 2019 for Titles II and IV;
• January 1st, 2020 for its Title I and for generic descriptions under other titles that do not have, on the date of publication of this Decree 
CAUTION, it is important to notify that the code request must be made at least 4 months before the dates mentioned above. The list was clarified on June 24th in the official journal n°147 thus making it possible to highlight all the devices concerned by these generic descriptions.
To make the request, simply go to the dedicated website of the government and then to carry out the "simplified process" by creating an account and following the steps.

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