Regional and national HTA bodies provide recommendations on medicines and other health technologies that can be financed or reimbursed by the healthcare system in a particular Member State or region. In countries where health technology assessment is in place, payers, pricing and reimbursement agencies or HTA bodies rely upon these assessments to:
- determine reimbursement status;
- provide information on benefits and harms of new treatments compared to available treatment options;
- support the price negotiation process.
The assessment criteria used by HTA bodies differ between Member States, in accordance with regional and national legislation.