Hospital Reimbursement of Medical Devices in Germany - Update for 2021

NEWS: DRG, OPS, EBM Update 2021 now available

In late October 2020, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has published the final version of the procedure codes for 2021 . The OPS, together with the ICD-10-GM forms the basis for the reimbursement systems in outpatient and inpatient care.

278 proposals, submitted by representatives of the professional societies and associations, health insurance companies, and healthcare institutions, were incorporated in the OPS 2021.


The revised EBM catalog came into force on October 1st, 2020. MTRC has compiled the selection of the most significant changes.

The reimbursement of services in the public outpatient sector in Germany is regulated in the EBM catalogue, updated once in a quarter (4 times a year). The adaption time frame of the EBM catalogue for a specific code is around five years but varies depending on the evidence.


The chances of success for reimbursement pathways and individual coding in the hospital sector are moderate and hold many hurdles for a manufacturer. A well-prepared market access strategy is therefore essential. Contact us for more information.

The MedTech Academy focusses on Market Access & Reimbursement for the German Hospital Healthcare Market.


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