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Reimbursement in European countries

In some countries, doctors generally or the thrombosis service agree that patients should manage the self-monitoring of long-term oral anticoagulation on their own and take control of their anticoagulation therapy. In these countries, reimbursement of the necessary equipment for self-monitoring is usually granted by the national health insurance authority.

However, in other countries, self-monitoring of long-term oral anticoagulation can be carried out only in very close cooperation with the general practitioner and/or the lab. In these countries, reimbursement by the national health insurance authority of the necessary equipment is for self-monitoring not yet possible.

 

Reimbursement in Austria

Test strips – Yes;
INR monitoring meters – YES (50 to 100%).
In Kδrnten and Burgenland - no reimbursement for teststrips or meter.

Reimbursement in Belgium

Test strips – No; INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Czech Republic

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – No.

Reimbursement in Denmark

Test strips – Yes;  INR monitoring meters – Yes

Reimbursement in Finland

Test strips – No; INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in France

Test strips – No; INR monitoring meters – No

Children until 18 years:

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes

Reimbursement in Germany

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes

Reimbursement in Greece

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes

(Only for characterized thrombophilic patients: only to National Social Insurance Institution (IKA) - covering 75 % of the employment in Greece and to National Marine Insurance Institution (NAT)).

Reimbursement in Italy

Test strips – No (in some regions – yes); INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Luxemburg

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes.

Reimbursement in the Netherlands

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes

Reimbursement in Norway

Test strips – No; INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Portugal

Test strips – No; INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Spain

Test strips – No (in some regions (Valencia/Barcelona/Catalunya – yes); INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Sweden

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – No

Reimbursement in Switzerland

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – Yes (CoaguChek) since July 1st, 2011

Reimbursement in United Kingdom

Test strips – Yes; INR monitoring meters – No