Status will allow specific reimbursement codes for EOS® exams in Korea
EOS imaging (Euronext, FR0011191766 – EOSI), the pioneer in 2D/3D orthopedic
medical imaging has announced today the decision from the Center for New Health Technology (NECA) to grant
the EOS imaging platform the Innovative Technology status, recognizing EOS as a unique modality worthy of
a new reimbursement code with higher coverage than conventional X-rays.
The New Health Technology Assessment Committee was established in July of 2000 under the Ministry of
Health and Welfare to look at the safety, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of relevant technologies as well
as the social, ethical and legal effects. The Committee uses a systematic literature review to search, analyze
and contemplate existing studies comprehensively and without bias as the basis for evaluating the
applications. EOS was granted the Innovative Technology status on the basis of the combination of
innovations in dose reduction, simultaneous biplanar scanning and 3D reconstruction capacity.
Now that EOS imaging has received the New Health Technology Notice, an EOS exam will be registered in the
health insurance benefits coverage list as a specific modality. During the coming years, EOS exam
reimbursement levels will be determined. In the meantime, hospitals may determine for themselves the
amount they will charge for each EOS exam, allowing immediately utilizing EOS in better financial conditions.
EOS imaging received the Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) clearance in 2014. The approval from
the NHTA is an important step towards EOS imaging’s ability to develop in the Korean medical imaging
market. Korea is the third market in Asia for imaging equipment and is making strong investments to become
a world leader in the medical device industry with a particular emphasis on medical imaging equipment and
Marie Meynadier, CEO of EOS imaging said, “The EOS platform is an exciting new modality in the orthopedic
imaging market, and enhanced reimbursement can obviously contribute to the pace at which it is becoming
a standard of care. We are pleased that the Korean NECA committee recognized how innovative our
technology is, the value our solution offers patients and the role that appropriate reimbursement will play in
the availability of our solutions to the people of Korea.”