Digital health solutions in Germany: Detailed requirements for eligibility to reimbursement being fleshed out in draft legislation

In November 2019, the parliament passed a new law which will provide reimbursement for digital healthcare provision for the around 70 million publicly insured patients in Germany (Digital Health Service Act/Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz – DVG). As reported in our Newsflash on 15 November 2019, reimbursement coverage will be granted for digital health solutions that are medical devices of a low risk class (Class I or IIa) with a main functionality based on digital technologies (apps or mainly software-based solutions). The solutions’ purpose of usage has to be the diagnosis, monitoring or treatment of diseases or improvement of related healthcare provision.

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